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Andover Organ Co. (Opus R279, 1989)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 123, 1851)

Location:

St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
271 N. Main St.
Providence, RI 02903 US
Organ ID: 8803

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 47 ranks. 2,652 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 37 stops. 40 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 37
  • Registers: 40
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe 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 June 04, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the rebuilding and re-trackerization of the much rebuilt 1851 Hook. It had been rebuilt by Hutchings as his Op. 360 in 1895 with new framework, new chests, and most of the original pipework retained. An electric chancel console played both the gallery organ and Hucthings' opus 359 (a 2-man. installed at the same time in the left transept). Woodberry did something with the organ in 1905...possibly an improvement to the electric action, but w/o tonal changes. William W. Laws provided a new console in 1951, again, without tonal changes. The Andover work consisted of a new attached keydesk influenced by the Hook style. Hutchings chests were retained. Hook case retained. All extant Hook & Hutchings pipework was retained, and the Hook pipework was returned to its original function. Other used Hook, Hutchings, Johnson, Skinner, and Andover pipework completed the tonal design. The original 1951 Hook key frames were found in a tower room behind the organ. Sources: Extant organ, Andover files (I was an employee at the time and helped to rebuild and install this organ).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was E. & G. G. Hook (1851, Opus123).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1990

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild of Hook/Hutchings/Woodberry & Harris/Laws.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The American Organist</i>, February 1991
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph by Christopher Greenleaf. Taken on 2012-03-01

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