Pipe Organ Database

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E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 950, 1879)

Location:

St. John's R.C. Church
94 Ridge Street
Orange, NJ 07050 US
Organ ID: 7424

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 Database Manager on November 22, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 44 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • 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 November 22, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 38
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (i.e., Barker levers, etc.).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on November 22, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 22, 2018.

Database Manager on August 31, 2017:

Updated by John Igoe, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on February 10, 2012:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- While the organ was renovated, every attempt was to made to retain all original materials and mechanicals --minimal revoicing was done. The organ is superbly maintained and has been played several times a week every day since 1879.

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

Database Manager on March 31, 2008:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- While the swell and choir are straight tracker, the great and any great couplers (swell-to-great, choir-to-great, great unison off) work through the Barker machine, and they are controlled by large thumb pistons above the great. The lower keyboard is labeled as "SOLO" even though it is more functionally a "choir" division.

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

Database Manager on May 31, 2005:

Recording by Bruce Stevens, 2005.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Cost $7000. Has Barker action in the Great. On Hook list as 3-48.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Restored 1972 by Hartman-Beaty, no revoicing.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from the 1973 OHS Convention Booklet
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Drawing by Trupiano: Open In New Tab Cover of the 1973 OHS Convention Booklet
Document created on 1973-06-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Description and History: Open In New Tab Typescript from the 1973 OHS Convention Booklet
Document created on 1973-06-27
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Recital Program: Open In New Tab Recital at the 1973 OHS Convention
Document created on 1973-06-27
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Ed Igoe (2003); submitted by John Igoe. Taken on 2008-10-11

Altar at Christmas: Photograph by John Igoe (1967); Digital image by John Igoe. Taken on 2008-10-11

Organ case: Photograph by Ed Igoe (1978); digital image by John Igoe. Taken on 2008-10-11

Choir and organ in rear gallery: Unknown photographer; submitted by John Igoe. Taken on 2008-10-11

Angled view of central facade: Photograph by Ed Igoe (1978); digital image by John Igoe. Taken on 2008-10-11

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