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First Congregational Church
322 Main Street
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801

OHS Database ID 6082.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 264.


Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 1, 2014.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 32 stops. 38 registers. 35 ranks. 1760 pipes. Manual compass is 56 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Rebuilt by (John D.?) Brennan in 1913. Rebuilt by George Bozeman in 1992. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Choir unexpressive behind Great. Swell overhead. Swell action passes between Great & Choir. Swell shutters are horizontal. The Pedal 16' Open Diapason is on a diatonic chest at the rear of the case with the tallest pipes at the outsides. The other three Pedal ranks are on chromatic slider chests at the sides with the tallest pipes at the rear. Many of the reed trebles are bell gamba trebles. The Pedal 8' Violoncello is a bell gamba. The Swell 16' Bourdon Bass is outside the swellbox. The organ was rebuilt with a few tonal modifications and some mechanical alterations by John D. Brennan of Reading, MA in 1913. (Database Manager. July 6, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Barbara Owen. (Database Manager. May 1, 2014)

Online Documents

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Bibliography

  • Van Pelt, William T.. The Hook Opus List 1829-1835. (Richmond, Virginia: Organ Historical Society, 1991), 14 [0]
  • Bishop, John. "In The Wind . . .," The Diapason (Vol. 103, No. 7 [July 2012]). [Narrative of rescued and relocated Hook organs]

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