Using “H&H Organ” as the description, donate online here.
Dr. Jack Mitchener played the Hook and Hastings dedication recital on Sunday February 8, 2015 at 4p, and the organ was dedicated on Thursday March 19, 2015 at the mass for the Feast of St. Joseph.
Historical Information about the Hook & Hastings Organ
In the late years of the 19th century the Hook & Hastings Co. was in effect “America’s national organ building champion.” Regional builders built many instruments, some of landmark status, but if it were to be a major pipe organ in a prestigious church or institution, Hook & Hastings was often the builder of choice. These organs were splendidly designed and engineered; their tonal characteristics reflected the variety of music they were expected to manage—from transcriptions of orchestral literature to service playing and accompaniment of choral music. Of the 32 or so landmark organs by the firm, essentially no others remain intact today. Many have been radically rebuilt and altered, often several times, or broken up for parts; some have been trucked to landfills; a few have contributed some pipes to replacement instruments.–Rev. Culver L. Mowers, Organ Historian, Brooktondale, New York
St. Timothy’s organ (Opus 1801) is the only large Hook & Hastings of the late 19th century “Golden Age” of organ building which has not been significantly altered. It retains its original mechanism and appearance.
OUR 1898 – THREE MANUAL / PEDAL – HOOK & HASTINGS ORGAN
Here is a brief description of all the stops or sounds which are available on the instrument. And yes, “pulling out all the stops” means just that…and it makes a really big sound!