Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Bradley Rule / B. Rule & Co. (2000ca.)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 1553, 1893)

Location:

Covenant Church / Covenant Baptist
4949 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004 US
Organ ID: 9727

Update This Entry

Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Baptist Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • 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. 479 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 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: 9
  • Registers: 9
  • 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.
  • 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 October 25, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on November 22, 2006:

Relocated from Christ Episcopal, Lexington, Kentucky and rebuilt by Bradley Rule. Dedicated 18 June 2000. The organ matches the description of Size No. 36 as described in a H & H brochure dated 1881.

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

Database Manager on February 08, 2005:

Information taken from http://www.covenanthouston.org/music.htm#2 in 2005.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated from Christ Episcopal, Lexington, Kentucky. The Great Dulciana stop was replaced by a 2' Principal to expand the Great principal chorus. The Swell Oboe, originally starting at Tenor C, was expanded one octave lower to be full compass, the bass octave being built to the same scale and measurements of Hook & Hastings Oboe pipes of that period.

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 2004.

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

Instrument Images:

Fa?ade: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Case from the side: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Keydesk and Bench: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Keydesk and Pedalboard: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Keydesk Detail -Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Keydesk Detail -Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Reservoir Bellows: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Great: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Swell: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Sanctuary and Fa?ade: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

Church Exterior: Photograph by Carl McAliley. Taken on 2012-06-23

This instrument has been viewed 374 times.