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E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 828, 1876)

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Cathedral
50 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 US
Organ ID: 7287

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 48 ranks. 4 manuals. 47 stops.
All:
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Stops: 47
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on April 20, 2006:

Updated through online information from Lisa Lucius.

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

Database Manager on January 13, 2005:

Tubular pneumatic pedal action

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Organ from the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA. Purchased by St. Joseph's Cathedral in 1877 for $10,000 with $3,000 allowed for their previous House organ. Compass 58/30. Pneumatic stop-action and pneumatic assist to the Great and its couplers and the Solo organ. Tubular pneumatic pedal action. Originally four manuals with a Solo, a Stentorphone and a huge Tuba, a free-reed Vox Angelica in the Choir - a delicious 16' Cornet in the Great - lovely Swell reeds Rebuilt and electrified by Tellers-Kent in 1925 as their Op. 338. Further rebuilding by Tellers-Kent in 1937 as their Op. 602. Rebuilt 1975, 1978 by Schlicker Organ Co. with new console, and alterations to the wind supply and pipes. Rebuilding and enlargement to 97 rk. in 2001 by Andover Organ Co. as their Op. R-328. Compass now [2004] is 61/32.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Centennial Organ: Open In New Tab E-mail correspondence from 1999: Brian Shaw, Mark DiGiampaolo
Document created on 1999-01-18
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2004-07-20

Facade: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2004-07-20

Organ gallery: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2004-07-20

Pedal pipes: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2004-07-20

Church exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2004-07-20

E & GG Hook & Hastings Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2004-07-20

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