Hook & Hastings (Opus 2575, 1929)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 1004, 1880)

Location:

St. Columbkille's Roman Catholic Church
Boston (Brighton), MA US
Organ ID: 14601

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Andrew Scanlon on September 28, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 22 stops.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Gallery Console:
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 22
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Andrew Scanlon on September 27, 2022.
Andrew Scanlon on September 28, 2022:

Combination action does not work. Drawers on left and right of console are labeled "Sw & Ped Combs." and "Gr & Ped. Combs." but no mechanism remains

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Scanlon on September 28, 2022.

Andrew Scanlon on September 27, 2022:

Played instrument today. Everything works. Console is in need of TLC, but the sound is absolutely beautiful.

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Scanlon on September 27, 2022.

Database Manager on September 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- URL links to video, where organ is played ca. December 2014.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on February 26, 2005:

Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from Console: Open In New Tab Originally published September 27, 2022
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Andrew Scanlon on September 27, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Console: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Front case detail from gallery railing: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Pedal and Swell stop tabs: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Great stop tabs: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Open wood pipes on side of case (notice faded stenciling): Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Drawer labeled Sw & Ped Combinations; nothing inside. Equivalent on right hand side of console for Great: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Side of case and nave: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

1990 Organ Restoration wall plaque: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Exterior front: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

Exterior side: Photograph by Andrew Scanlon. Taken on 2022-09-27

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