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E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 93, 1849)

Location:

First Congregational Church
Springfield, MA US
Organ ID: 14933

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • 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
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 34 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: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Registers: 34
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 04, 2017:

Updated by James R. Stettner, listing this website as a source of information: http://lostnewengland.com/2015/01/interior-of-old-first-church-springfield-mass/.
According to article cited in the source, "The first organ was installed in 1849, but it was on the balcony in the back of the sanctuary; it wasn-t until 1881 that the organ was moved to the front..."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on February 28, 2005:

Identified from company publications as edited and expanded in The Hook Opus List 1829-1935, ed. William T. Van Pelt (Organ Historical Society, 1991).

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

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