Hook & Hastings (Opus 2600, 1931)


St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church
2612 Wilkens Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21223 US
Organ ID: 46586

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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)
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 18, 2010:

Identified through online information from John Igoe. -- When the present church was built, the parish purchased a new pipe organ from the historic Hook & Hastings Company of Boston, their 1931 opus #2600. (The master list of Hook & Hastings organs says that this organ was built for Calvary Methodist Church, Union City, NJ. It is believed that this church was not able to raise the funds for the organ, and it was sold instead to St. Benedict.) This organ is assumed to have had 3 manuals and keyboard and about 1,000 pipes. By 1980 the organ was approaching 50 years of age, and becoming decrepit, so a used Wicks organ was purchased and installed with some parts of the Hook & Hastings retained. All that remains of the Hook and Hastings is:
- Gallery console shell
- Pedal 16 Open Wood and its chest
- Resonators of Great trumpet
- Great 4' Octave
-static reservoir

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

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