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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1868 Hook/Follen Community Church, Lexington][decorative stamp]
1868 Hook at Follen Community Church, Lexington

[1886 Hutchings/Korean Church, Cambridge][decorative stamp]
1886 Hutchings at Korean Church, Cambridge

[1897 Hutchings-1987 Lahaise/Mission Church, Roxbury Crossing][decorative stamp]
1897 Hutchings–1987 Lahaise at Mission Church, Roxbury Crossing

[1860 Hook/1st Congregational Church, Woburn][decorative stamp]
1860 Hook at 1st Congregational Church, Woburn

[1875 Hook/Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston][decorative stamp]
1875 Hook at Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston

Hooked on Boston

…on the eve of the 2014 American Guild of Organists convention, we enjoy historic instruments by the Boston builders Elias and George Hook, recorded in and around Boston during an Organ Historical Society Convention.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1424 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1424 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of June 16, 2014

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

FELIX MENDELSSOHNSonata in B-flat, Op. 65, no. 4Gregory Crowell (1854 Hook/1st Unitarian Church, Jamaica Plain)

J. P. SWEELINCKBalletto del GranducaErik Wm. Suter (1868 Hook/Follen Community Church, Lexington)

JOHANN HANFFWär’ Gott nicht mit uns dies ZeitDANIEL PINKHAMPastorale, The Morning StarLois Regestein (1859 Hook/1st Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain)

ARTHUR FOOTE: Allegro comodo, fr Suite in D –Richard Hill (1870 Hook/1st Parish Unitarian/Arlington)

CHARLES AVISONConcerto in DBrian Jones (1985 Andover, using Hook ‘heritage’ components/1st Baptist Church, Newton Centre)

JOSEPH BONNETMatin Provençal, fr Poemes d’AutomneROBERT SCHUMANNStudy in E, Op. 56, no. 3HENRI MULETCarillon-SortieThomas Murray (1863 Hook/Immaclate Conception Church, Boston)

Hour 2

JOHANNES WECK:  Spanieler Tanz.  TRADITIONAL:  Hymn, Liebster JesuNancy Granert (1886 Hutchings/Korean Church, Cambridge)

MARJORIE MERRYMANCelebrationJulian Wachner (1897 Hutchings-1987 Lahaise/Mission Church, Roxbury Crossing)

J.S. BACHPastorale (2 movements). LUCIEN SOUTHARD: Postlude –Scott Huntington (1854 Hook-1898 Hutchings/St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Jamaica Plain)

MARCEL DUPRÉ2 AntiphonsKristin Farmer (1880 Hook/1893 Hutchings/St. Patrick Parish, Roxbury)

CHRISTIAN TEILMANFestival MarchJAMES WOODMANRock of AgesNancy Armstrong, soprano; Victoria Wagner (1853 Simmons/1st Baptist, Framingham)

EUGENE THAYER:  Concert Sonata No. 5 in c –George Bozeman (1860 Hook/1st Congregational Church, Woburn)

LEO ABBOTTImprovisation on Salve ReginaLeo Abbott (1875 Hook/Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston)


Recordings were made in the summer of 2000. The next OHS Convention (August 10-15) will be held in the Finger Lakes region around Syracuse, NY. Many events of the upcoming AGO Convention in Boston (June 21-27, 2014) will be open to the public, so check their website for more details about admission.