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Hook & Hastings (Opus 2580, 1930)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West & 96th
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10025 US
Organ ID: 6010

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 68 ranks. 4,231 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 70 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 70
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 26, 2019:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: In 1930, the Hook & Hastings Company of Boston was contracted to modernize the 1903 Hutchings-Votey organ. Hook & Hastings cleaned and releathered the organ, extended some ranks to 73 notes, and provided a new detached four-manual drawknob console. Around 1972, the console was rebuilt by Fred Lloyd and Arthur Schoedel. New couplers were installed, and the side jambs were fitted with Klann stop tabs. By the 1990s, the organ had become unreliable and efforts were made by Lorenz Maycher, organist for 10 years, to raise funds for the restoration of this historic organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 27, 2019.

Database Manager on January 17, 2011:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Hutchings-Votey (1903, Opus483).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1992.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Rebuild of 1903 Hutchings-Votey. Static reservoir releathered 1992. (By Donald Hunt?). OHS Historic Organs Recital 15 Dec 1991.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from <i>The Diapason</i> January 1930 via Sebastian Gluck: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 27, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Church interior: Photograph from the collection of Jim Lewis, via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project.

1930 Console: From THE DIAPASON April 1930 courtesy of Sebastian Glück via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project.

Console after 1972 renovation: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1996-07-08

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