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Timothy Hawkes Organ Co. (1993)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 1168, 1884 & 1899)

Location:

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
68 William Cardinal O'Connell Way
Boston, MA 02114 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 71174

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on June 18, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider, Ventil
  • 32 ranks. 1,732 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 28 stops. 45 registers.
Great, Swell:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on June 12, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Ventil chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on June 12, 2022.
Keydesk:
  • Built by Hook & Hastings
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 45
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical 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: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on June 12, 2022.
Paul R. Marchesano on June 12, 2022:

Retrackerized by Hawkes Organ Co., 1992-93. Originally Hook & Hasting tracker, Opus 1168, 1883 (2-23). The original slider chests were given tubular action in 1899 and electified in 1920.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on June 12, 2022.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on June 12, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear loft: Photograph from an archival source: Wikipedia - photo by John Stephen Dwyer, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. February 2009

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