The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Covenant Church / Covenant Baptist
4949 Caroline St.
Houston, Texas 77004

OHS Database ID 9727.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 257, 2000-06-18.


Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 25, 2009.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 9 stops. 9 registers. 9 ranks. 479 pipes. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Relocated from Christ Episcopal, Lexington, Kentucky. The Great Dulciana stop was replaced by a 2' Principal to expand the Great principal chorus. The Swell Oboe, originally starting at Tenor C, was expanded one octave lower to be full compass, the bass octave being built to the same scale and measurements of Hook & Hastings Oboe pipes of that period. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Information taken from http://www.covenanthouston.org/music.htm#2 in 2005. (Elizabeth Schmitt. February 8, 2005)
  • Relocated from Christ Episcopal, Lexington, Kentucky and rebuilt by Bradley Rule. Dedicated 18 June 2000. The organ matches the description of Size No. 36 as described in a H & H brochure dated 1881. (James Cook. November 22, 2006)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. October 25, 2009)

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Photographs

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Fa?ade. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Case from the side. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Keydesk and Bench. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Keydesk and Pedalboard. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Keydesk Detail -Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Keydesk Detail -Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Reservoir Bellows. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Great. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Swell. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Sanctuary and Fa?ade. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23
Church Exterior. Photograph by Carl McAliley 2012-06-23

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Stoplist

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  • Typed stoplist from Carl McAliley

  • Houston, Texas
    Covenant Church
    
    1893 Hook & Hastings Opus 1556
    Restored with tonal changes by Bradley Rule, 2000
    
    STOPLIST
    
    Hook & Hastings organ, Opus 1553
    Covenant Church, Houston, TX 77004
     
    Great:
    8' Open Diapason (lower 18 pipes in case), zinc, common metal
    8' Melodia, open wood
    8' Stopped Diapason Bass, stopped wood
    4' Octave (lower 5 pipes in case), zinc, common metal
    2' Fifteenth, spotted & common metal [Replaced original Dulciana]
     
    Swell:
    8' Stopped Diapason, stopped wood 
    8' Unison Bass, stopped wood
    8' Viola, zinc, common metal 
    4' Flute (harmonic from middle C), zinc, common metal 
    8' Oboe, zinc, spotted & common metal [1-12 new]
     
    Pedal:
    16' Sub Bass, stopped wood
    
    Couplers:
    Swell to Great
    Swell to Great 4’
    Swell to Pedal
    Great to Pedal
     
    Tremolo
    bellows signal
    balanced swell pedal
    hand pump/feeder bellows
    
    [Received via e-mail January 22, 2009]
    
    
  • Typed stoplist from Carl McAliley Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.