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Hook & Hastings (Opus 2467, 1923)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 726, 1873)

Location:

Holy Communion Lutheran Church
2110 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
Organ ID: 15724

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 03, 2017:

Updated by Paul Marchesano, who has heard or played the organ.
The original E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings organ was put on electropneumatic chests and provided with a new console by Hook and Hastings in 1924. It is unclear if they made additions or changes at the time. The organ appears to have since had some modifications (perhaps addition or alteration of Mixture ranks or replacement of a reed rank?). It is currently in a playable state, although in need of serious attention. The church has a GoFundMe page for the organ repairs and on that page list the organ as having 2,264 pipes as well as identifying the organ as Opus 726 from 1873.

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

Database Manager on March 01, 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.

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