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E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 283, 1860)

Location:

First Congregational Church
322 Main Street
Woburn, MA 01801 US
Organ ID: 6083

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 Paul R. Marchesano on August 06, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 35 ranks. 1,828 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 32 stops. 38 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by E. & G. G. Hook
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 08, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by E. & G. G. Hook
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 08, 2021.

Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by E. & G. G. Hook
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 08, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by E. & G. G. Hook
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on August 08, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by E. & G. G. Hook
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 32
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
  • Has Coupler Reversible Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on August 08, 2021.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on May 01, 2014:

Updated through online information from Barbara Owen.

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

Database Manager on July 06, 2008:

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.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt by (John D.?) Brennan in 1913. Rebuilt by George Bozeman in 1992.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from 1978 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab Originally published June 1978
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on August 08, 2021.

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