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Patrick J. Murphy & Associates Organbuilders (1999)

Originally E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings (Opus 591, 1871)

Location:

St. Matthew Episcopal Church
123 L St. NE
Auburn, WA 98002 US
Organ ID: 9307

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 10 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 10 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
  • Registers: 10
  • 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: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
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 July 04, 2015:

Updated through online information from Sean Haley. -- The small parish has often struggled with finances and has been unable to keep an organist or musician on staff. In recent years the Parish diversified to include a Spanish speaking service and branching beyond traditional worship styles. As a result the organ does not get much use.

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

Database Manager on May 10, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- ORIGINALLY BUILT BY E. & G.G. HOOK & HASTINGS, OPUS 591 (1871)

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

Database Manager on June 25, 2005:

On-line update from James R. Stettner -- 3-sectional facade containing 15 pipes arranged: 3-9-3.This was a stock design organ from the E. & G.G. Hook brochure. It was size No. 6 and usually cost $1,500.00.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Hook & Hastings (c. 1871, Opus591).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2003.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

In new building. The instrument's restoration included rebuilding and renovation of the windchests and wind system, including reconstruction of the reservoir, or bellows. The original pipework was restored, slightly repitched to A=440. The missing short-compass Swell Oboe was replaced by a restored set from a Johnson & Son instrument of 1884 built originally for St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. The chestnut and walnut casework was repaired and refinished with the fa?ade pipes' receiving a new coat of paint.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Taken from convention program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

Keydesk: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

Nameplate: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

Swell pipework: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-15

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