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Hook & Hastings (Opus 2559, 1928)

Location:

First Parish (North Parish)
190 Academy Rd.
North Andover, MA 01845 US
Organ ID: 14847

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 19 ranks. 1,250 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 24 stops. 17 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 24
  • Registers: 17
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 09, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- This is the third pipe organ owned by the parish - the first two also being by the Hook firm in 1843 and again in 1858. The 1928 organ was a gift to the parish as a memorial to Moses Tyler Stevens and Charlotte Emmeline Osgood Stevens by their children. The Hook firm took the keydesk, chassis, and pipes in trade from their 1858 organ, leaving the case to be incorporated into the new instrument — which cost $10,200.00. It was dedicated in worship on Christmas Sunday, December 22, 1928 by organist Moses Tyler Stevens - son of the man in whose memory the organ had been given. Documented March 4, 1989.

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

Database Manager on January 05, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The center portion of the case with the three Romanesque arches is the original 19th-century Hook case, to which Hook & Hastings added side wings for the 1928 organ.

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

Database Manager on February 28, 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.
Stoplist copied from the console March 4, 1989: Open In New Tab Original document from James R. Stettner. Originally published 2018-09-13
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Organ in gallery: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-02-21

Organ in rear gallery: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-02-21

Organ Case from left side: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-02-21

Console: Archival source not identified by contributor: James R. Stettner. Taken on 1989-02-21

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