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Justin Matters (2006-2008)

Originally Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2366, 1962)

Location:

First Congregational Church
1200 Clark St.
Rapid City, SD 57701 US
Organ ID: 69358

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on October 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 35 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 65 registers.
Main:
  • Built by Schlicker Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 65
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on October 11, 2021.
Jeff Scofield on October 11, 2021:

From Rapid City Organists via Facebook: The organ at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Rapid City, South Dakota was originally a two-manual Austin organ, built in 1959. Frederick Swann played the dedication recital of the Austin organ on January 14, 1962. The organ was rebuilt and enlarged by Matters Bros., Inc. in 2006-2008. A Choir Division of 12 ranks was added during the organ expansion project. The new console was designed by Matters-Schlicker and custom built for the church. It is a narrow Conductor’s Console, with the pedal board from the original Austin retained. The organ is a three-manual instrument with 35 ranks of pipes, 9 memory levels, and electro-pneumatic action.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on October 11, 2021.

Jeff Scofield on October 11, 2021:

From Rapid City Organists via Facebook: The organ at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Rapid City, South Dakota was originally a two-manual Austin organ, built in 1959. Frederick Swann played the dedication recital of the Austin organ on January 14, 1962. The organ was rebuilt and enlarged by Matters Bros., Inc. in 2006-2008. A Choir Division of 12 ranks was added during the organ expansion project. The new console was designed by Matters-Schlicker and custom built for the church. It is a narrow Conductor’s Console, with the pedal board from the original Austin retained. The organ is a three-manual instrument with 35 ranks of pipes, 9 memory levels, and electro-pneumatic action.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on October 11, 2021.
Taken from photos via Rapid City Organists on Facebook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on October 11, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Rapid City Organists, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-08

Console: Photograph by Rapid City Organists, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-08

Swell and Pedal stops: Photograph by Rapid City Organists, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-08

Great and Choir stops: Photograph by Rapid City Organists, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-08

Exposed Pipes: Photograph by Rapid City Organists, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-08

Church interior: Photograph by Rapid City Organists, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-08

Church exterior: Photograph by Rapid City Organists, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-10-08

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