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Wayland, Massachusetts


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Newburyport, Massachusetts


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Advent & Christmas Recital
Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2:00 PM
Hampton, New Hampshire
December 06, 2017
Hampton United Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH, presents a recital of Advent & Christmas music played by David Michael Kenney, Sr., the church's organist, on their 1904 Emmons Howard organ (Andover R-286, 1988) in the sanctuary.  Click Here for Details.
Rheinberger Organ Sonatas
Bruce Stevens, Organist
Volume 5 Released
July 19, 2017
Raven Compact Discs has released Volume 5 of Bruce Steven's series of the Rheinberger organ sonatas. The disc features three sonatas (No.7 in F minor, No.9 in B minor, No.13 in E-Flat Major) played on three historic American organs: the 1860 E. & G.G. Hook at St. John's Catholic Church in Bangor, Maine; the 1898 Geo. Jardine & Son at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Haverstraw, New York; and the 1868 E. & G.G. Hook at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. CLICK HERE for more information. Andover restored the latter two instruments and cares for all three.
Andover Opus 63 For Sale
Durham, New Hampshire
June 15, 2017
Andover Opus 63 (1967) is for sale, due to the death of its owner. The instrument has 2 manuals, 10 stops, 12 ranks. Looking for a home organ with a very reasonable price? CLICK HERE for details.
Andover Opus 73 For Sale
 Andover Opus 73 is for sale, due to a church closing. The instrument has 2 manuals, 21 stops, 29 ranks. CLICK HERE for details.
AOC 2016 NEWSLETTER
Now Posted Online
January 01, 2017
CLICK HERE to read the online version of Andover's 2016 Newsletter.
Round Lake Organ
is designated a
National Historic Landmark
On January 11, 2017 the 3 manual 1847 Davis & Ferris Organ in the Round Lake (NY) Auditorium was officially designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. It is the first pipe organ to receive this designation. Andover has maintained the organ since the 1960s.
1906 Jesse Woodberry
Organ Restoration
Lowell, Massachusetts
Andover has been contracted to restore the 1906 Jesse Woodberry organ at St. Patrick’s Church in Lowell, MA. With 3 manuals and 56 ranks, it is the largest organ built by Woodberry, and the largest surviving pipe organ in the City of Lowell. The instrument has been unplayable for nearly a decade. The project will be done in three stages (Console & Choir; Swell; Great & Pedal) over three years, starting this spring, with completion by early 2020.
Opus R-500 Featured in
October 2015 TAO Magazine
Opus R-500, at Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, is the cover feature article in the October 2015 issue of The American Organist, the national magazine of the American Guild of Organists. CLICK HERE to read the article about the rebuilding of the organ.
AOC 2015 NEWSLETTER
CLICK HERE to read the online version of Andover's 2015 Newsletter.
Opus R-205B
Reinstallation Video
In 2013 we restored the 1895 (II/9) Hutchings organ at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton in Stow, MA. A church member made a stop-action video of Jonathan Ross and Andrew Hagberg reinstalling the pipework. Click here to see the video.
Two Large Organs For Sale
Two large, very fine two-manual organs are now for sale: an 1859 E. & G. G. Hook, Opus 244, with 25 stops (30 ranks); and an 1874 Johnson & Son, Opus 440, with 23 stops (28 ranks).  Both instruments date from the golden age of their respective builders.  Further details are available in our Organs For Sale section.
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Opus R-227
2001
Lamington Presbyterian Church
E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings Organ, Opus 956, 1879
Bedminster, NJ
Andover Organ Company Opus R-227

After undertaking a major renovation of its building and its organ, an 1879 E&GG Hook & Hastings, Opus 956, the 260 year old congregation of Lamington Presbyterian Church in Bedminster, New Jersey decided to have its 15 facade pipes restenciled.

Andover Organ Company took on the project with consultant MaryLou Davis of Woodstock, CT, assisted by Eleanor Richardson of Andover. Tonal Director John Morlock carefully stripped the beige latex paint off the existing pipes to reveal stripes, medallions and fleur-de-lis in varing shades of Victorian brown. Davis observed that these muted colors were typical of the 1880s, a time of economic and psychological depression in America.

In order to blend with the blues of the present renovation, Davis modified the colors of a few sections of the pipes slightly, while carefully selecting colors typical of the Victorian era. She traced the original designs, and cut mylar stencils to reproduce them. Richardson then measured the placement of the designs, stripped the pipes, and repainted them. All agree modestly that the result is stunning.

This organ has been renovated several times over the years, reflecting different trends in organ design. In November, 2001, the organ returned to Lamington with the most recent mechanical and tonal renovations completed, returning it from a North German Baroque to a more American sound, compatible with its original character.