Hook & Hastings (Opus 1432, 1889)

Location:

First Congregational Church
20 East St. Vrain
Colorado Springs, CO US
Organ ID: 5257

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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: Slider
  • 50 ranks. 3 manuals. 37 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 37
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 06, 2007:

Updated through online information from Scott Christiansen. -- Case and Mechanicals are largely original. Most Hook pipework gone in Layton and Roderer rebuilds. Well maintained and used weekly. Water turbine still in place.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuilt by Dewey Layton 1952, 3-60; rebuilt by Roderer 1972, 3-48. PSS old & new stop lists.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab New Organ 2012
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2009-12-28

Church exterior: Photo from church website; used with permission. Taken on 1910-11-01

Church interior and 1889 Hook & Hastings facade: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-28

Church interior to rear: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-28

Assembly Hall adjoining the sanctuary: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-28

1889 Hook & Hastings facade: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-28

Chancel and facade: Photograph by Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-12-28

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