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New Katelyn Emerson CD
Now Available for Purchase/Download
September 09, 2018
Katelyn Emerson's stunning recording of our Opus 114 in Baltimore, MD is now available at the ProOrgano website.

CLICK HERE to purchase the CD.

CLICK HERE to download the MP3 version.


New Katelyn Emerson CD
"Inspirations" Preview Video
June 05, 2018

Katelyn Emerson has recorded her second Pro Organo CD album, “Inspirations”, on Andover Opus 114 at Christ Lutheran Church in Baltimore. The album features works by Rheinberger, Buxtehude, Parker, Bairstow, Daquin, Langlais, Duruflé and Lauren. CLICK HERE for the preview video, in which she plays excerpts from the Rheinberger Passacaglia (Sonata 8, Op.132) and Rachel Laurin's Finale, Op.78.


Duxbury Rebuild Featured in
May 2018 TAO Magazine
April 24, 2018
Our recent rebuilding of the 1853 Simmons organ at First Parish in Duxbury, MA is the cover feature article in the May 2018 issue of The American Organist, the national magazine of the American Guild of Organists. CLICK HERE to read the article.
AOC 2017 NEWSLETTER
Now Posted Online
CLICK HERE to read the online version of Andover's 2017 Newsletter.
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.
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.
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Opus R-394
Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Console)
E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings, Opus 801, 1875
Boston, Massachusetts
Andover Organ Company Opus R-394

The famous E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings organ, Opus 801, 1875, now has a new console designed to match the original console which was replaced by a used theater organ console ca. 1929 when the organ was electrified by William W. Laws. Al Hosman built the new console, which does have some of the modern conveniences such as a solid-state combination action. The console design is taken from the one existing drawing and the only known photograph showing only the upper portion of the console.

The three manuals of 58 notes are covered in non-endangered ivory naturals and ebony sharps. The Pedalboard is flat with 30 notes. It has vertical jambs with oblique rosewood knobs and engraved inserts. The couplers are kept to a minimum, duplicating those of the original specification and adding only Swell and Choir to Great 16' couplers. No division has octave or sub octave coupling. All couplers appear on drawknobs. There are no toestuds as such, but pedals modeled after Hook & Hastings style. The console is made of black walnut, with panels modeled after existing E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings detached consoles of the period.

In addition to the console, a completely new multi-system by Solid State Organ Systems was installed, operating the entire organ. All wiring in the organ was replaced and brought up to current electrical codes. The Swell pull-down and stop actions were releathered and restored by Joe Rotella of Spencer Organ Company. The missing 8' Doppel Flöte on the Great was replaced with another Doppel Flöte from the Swedenborgian Hook, Opus 355, 1865, under the direction of tonal director Robert C. Newton.

The main difference is that the new console's keyboards have modern spacing between them. The Hook spacing was the result of the pneumatic mechanisms that operated the couplers between the keyboards, making the distance much greater.