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Roche Organ Co. (Opus 28, 1987)

Originally E. & G. G. Hook (Opus 348, 1864)
Exhibited in the 2005 OHS convention(s)

Location:

First Parish Unitarian-Universalist
Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780 US
Organ ID: 6076

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 38 ranks. 1,806 pipes. 2 manuals. 31 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: 31
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on October 13, 2021:

From builder ad, 1987 OHS Handbook: "The E. & G.G. Hook organ of 1864 (21 stops) was given some modifications in 1914, rebuilt with electric pull-down actions by E.M. Skinner in 1949, and then completey reworked in 1960 by Williams Co. Since only 20% of the original Hook remained when work began "rebuilding" the organ, a new instrument of 32 stops and 39 ranks was designed in the style of an 1864 Hook using most of the Hook parts which could be preserved. The new key and stop actions are mechanical. An electric combination action with two levels of memory and 20 pistons activates the mechanical stop action. A Hook style console has been created with 58 note manual compass, 32 note pedal compass, and specially turned Rosewood drawknobs with ivory faces engraved with scipt lettering. The original Hook organ inspired E.M. Skinner whose father was soloist at this church."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 13, 2021.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

El. combination action.Some pipework from church's previous 1864 E. & G. G. Hook, Op. 348 (reb. by E. M. Skinner 1949 & Williams Co. 1960 - console.) 3rd manual is coupler manual.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Builder ad, 1987 OHS Handbook & 2005 OHS HAndbook: Open In New Tab Originally published June 1987
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on May 13, 2022.

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