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E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 710, 1873)

Location:

First Congregational (South)
214 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 7098

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 20 ranks. 898 pipes. 2 manuals. 18 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 18
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 27, 2015:

Updated through online information from Mary MacLeod. -- This information is from the 1994 dedication service of the renovated organ: "The First Church organ is now an amalgam of the best in each of two organs: one, the Woodbury First Church Hook and Hastings organ dating from 1873; the other, a 1915 Kimball, Smallman & Frazee organ from First Parish Church, Yarmouth, Maine. The latter was rebuilt with new chests and solid state controls in 1979 by Leighton Organ Service. Charles McManis installed the redesigned instrument with assistance from Austin Organ Service of Avon, CT. Clark Sellars constructed two organ chambers which occupy the full width of the chancel, are almost seven feet deep, and 14 feet high, beginning eight feet above the chancel."

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Installed in rear gallery. Moved to front later. Electrified mid 20th century. 4 ranks used in 1994 McManis organ along with pipework of 1915 Kimball, Smallman & Frazee organ from First Parish Church, Yarmouth, ME.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: Vintage Postcard from the collection of James R. Stettner.

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