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E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 881, 1877)

Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church
17 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757 US
Organ ID: 7351

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • 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
  • 9 ranks. 455 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 9 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 9
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 31, 2018:

Updated by John Igoe, naming this as the source of information: Parish Newsletter, May 2018.
Parish Bulletin: Sunday, May 27 [2018], will be the last Sunday our 1870-s Hook and Hastings organ will lead the Trinity congregation in singing hymns, Psalms, and service music as well as providing an instrument for preludes and postludes. Starting Monday morning, May 28, the Trinity organ will be carefully removed and stored in New York state while awaiting installation and re-use by another congregation better suited by its limited resources. A 22 rank organ will replace our 9 rank Hook and Hastings. The new organ will consist of pipes from organs either replaced or abandoned by other congregations, all part of a long tradition of the recycling of pipe organs because pipes can last for centuries. Our Hook and Hastings organ provided us with musical support for probably 10,000 or more worship services, weddings, funerals, and musical programs over nearly 150 years, and will again serve a deserving congregation for another century or more as it did for Trinity Church, Milford.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on January 16, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Igoe.

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

Database Manager on September 13, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ has had restorative repairs by Andover twice: 1971 as opus R-143, and 1983 as opus R-246. Sources: extant organ documented May, 1988; Andover Organ Co. files.

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2006:

Updated through online information from John Speller. -- Restored in 1980s by Andover.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stop list from memory--played there a few times
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Andover Nameplate from 1983 restoration (May 2014): Photograph by Ed Igoe.

Console (May 2014): Photograph by Ed Igoe.

Pipe Facade and Keydesk (May 2014): Photograph by Ed Igoe.

Right Stop Jam (Great and Pedal) (May 2014): Photograph by Ed Igoe.

Manuals and E & G.G. Hook & Hastings Nameplate (May 2014): Photograph by Ed Igoe.

Pedalboard and Swell Shoe (May 2014): Photograph by Ed Igoe.

Left Stop Jamb (Swell and Couplers) (May 2014): Photograph by Ed Igoe.

Church Interior, Chancel, Altar, and Pipe Facade: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1920s).

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