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Geo. H. Ryder (Opus No. 114, 1886)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus No. 667, 1872)


New England Conservatory of Music
Franklin Square
Boston, MA US
Sleeper Hall
Organ ID: 66325

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Conservatories and Independent Music Schools
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Scot Huntington on October 03, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • 20 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 20 stops. 28 registers.
Performance Platform:
  • Built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 28
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Scot Huntington on October 03, 2020.
Interpreted from extant organ in Barre, Vermont: Open In New Tab Originally published July, 2017
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on October 04, 2020.
History of the New England Conservatory Sleeper Hall Hook / Ryder Organ: Open In New Tab A thorough description of the history of the organ from inception, through numerous moves, to the present-day status in Vermont.
Document created on 2020-10-04
We received the most recent update for this document from Scot L. Huntington on October 05, 2020.

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