Hook & Hastings (Opus 1781, 1898)

Location:

Church of the Gesu
1733 Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 15718

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 2 manuals. 17 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Registers: 17
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 23, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Gregory Kuklinski. -- I was a student at St. Joe's Prep 1990-1994. I have some more notes to add, but the website will give you tons of information from another fellow Prepper. The organ is still there and playable.

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 online source (linked in the record)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Organ in balcony: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Organ in chancel: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Console: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Console detail: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Room as seen from balcony: Photograph by PSP, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

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