Hook & Hastings (Opus 2540, 1929)

Location:

Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive at 122nd Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10027 US
Organ ID: 15390

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Interdenominational Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 119 ranks. 7,831 pipes. 10 divisions. 4 manuals. 104 stops. 123 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 10
  • Stops: 104
  • Registers: 123
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric 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 February 19, 2016:

Contract signed in 1927. Installation 1929-30. Dedication recital played by Firmen Swinnen (personal organist to Pierre S. du Pont) in November 1930.

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

Database Manager on May 11, 2011:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on May 19, 2008:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
New console by Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1118, 1947; replaced by Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1118-A, 1953.

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

Database Manager on March 01, 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.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from "The Organs of Riverside" info booklet
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photo courtesy of NYC AGO Organ Project.

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