Pipe Organ Database

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Roche Organ Co. (Opus 20, 1977)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 44, 1841)
Exhibited in the 2005 OHS convention

Location:

First Congregational Church
34 Center Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719 US
Organ ID: 3665

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on May 04, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 25 ranks. 1,400 pipes. 2 manuals. 26 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 26
  • 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 October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1979

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Used the church's existing 1845 E. & G. G. Hook case (Op. 44, 1841, 2-16 -on Hook list as 2nd Congregational) and some old pipes. The Hook had been enlarged by Hook for a new building as Op. 63 of 1845. Replaced by a 3m Kimball, Smallman & Frazee in 1911, which gave out c. 1973. The Roche organ used chests and pipes of the remains of a 2m electrified tracker from the basement of Immaculate Conception R. C. in Lowell, MA.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
2005 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on May 04, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Case after 1977 installation: Photograph from an archival source: 2005 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2004-05-10

Organ in rear gallery and nave: Photograph from an archival source: 2005 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2004-05-10

Builder nameplate: Photograph from an archival source: 2005 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2004-05-10

Great stop jamb: Photograph from an archival source: 2005 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2004-05-10

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