The organ was exhibited for the public on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 19, 1861. Demonstrating the organ's resources and power was Mr. J.H. Willcox, organist of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, who opened with an extempore on "La Marseillaise." He followed with Meyerbeer's Coronation March from "Le Prophéte," then a fugue, after which were heard selections from "Lucrezia," and Auber's beautiful overture to "Zanetta." The "Star Spangled Banner," the "Wedding March," and the "Gloria" from Mozart's 12th Mass concluded the program. The only drawback was the absence of Mr. Sharland, the regular organist of the church, who was seriously ill at home.
Updated through online information from Steven E. Lawson.
Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Handsome case, rounded at the ends. Choir behind, Great below. Swell above the Choir. 5-section facade with 25 pipes arranged: 3-5-9-5-3.
Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991).