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Hall Organ Co.

Location:

First Congregational Church / The Robinson Center
The Highlands
Holyoke, MA US
Organ ID: 18725

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 40 stops.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Hall Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Shawn P. Keith on November 05, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Hall Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 40
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Shawn P. Keith on November 05, 2020.
Database Manager on March 17, 2008:

Updated through online information from Nicholas Russotto.

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

Database Manager on November 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from Nicholas Russotto. -- This instrument is far from its original form...was substantially rebuilt most recently by, we think, John Wessel. It has a dutch-style Rückpositiv on the balcony rail at the rear of the church. I have not yet seen it...more information when I do.

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

Database Manager on June 28, 2005:

Identified through information in Classified List of Hall Organs, published in 1929 by Hall Organ Co., West Haven, Connecticut.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ facade and console: Builder's promotional photograph, submitted by Shawn P. Keith. Taken approx. ca 1929

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