The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Mount de Chantal Academy
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

OHS Database ID 6489.

Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 113, 1991-05-25.


Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action.

One manual. 8 ranks.

Notes

  • From Robert Troeger, posted to OHS Members List courtesy of Dan Colburn: --
    There is an urgent need to disseminate information about E. & G. G. Hook Opus 411 (1 manual and pedal, 8 rks) that is for sale at the former Mt. de Chantal Visitation Academy here in Wheeling, West Virginia. The organ dates from 1867 and is in surprisingly good condition, though appropriate restoration is needed.
    The school (formerly a Catholic girls school and convent) is being sold, and there is an urgent need to relocate the instrument to an owner who will take care of it and perhaps restore it and give it a new home. The instrument has resided in the Academy’s chapel since its installation. ... The whole place—school, chapel, everything—is doomed, and the wrecking ball may come into view by summer or the end of summer. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • From John Speller's post to the OHS Members List, March 22, 2010. --
    The instrument is the same as Op. 407, now in Luther Acres Retirement Home in Lititz, Pa., which also has an OHS Citation. I believe the 4 ft. Flute of #411 is marked #407 and vice versa, so they must have gotten mixed up at the factory! The stop list is:

    Manual (56 notes):
    16' Bourdon 12 pipes)
    16' Bourdon Treble (44 pipes)
    8' Stopped Bass (12 pipes)
    8' Open Diapason (44 pipes)
    8' Stopped Diapason (44 pipes)
    8' Keraulophon (44 pipes)
    4' Octave (56 pipes)
    4' Flute (56 pipes)
    II Mixture (112 pipes)

    Pedal (25 notes):
    Coupler only, no pipes.

    Everything except façade pipes and Bourdon Bass enclosed in a Swell. As I recall the Mixture is 12+15 except for the lowest octave which is 15+22. I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but they would be something like 7½ ft. wide, 6 ft. deep and 10 to 12 ft. high. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through online information from Randall Newman. (Database Manager. 2010-04-20)
  • Updated through online information from Ryan Stanton. -- Items from the Mount are being auctioned off. (Database Manager. 2010-06-15)
  • Updated through online information from Mrs. Kim Loccisano. (Database Manager. 2011-12-12)

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  • From The Stopt Diapason Spring 2010

  • Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy Chapel, Wheeling, WV
    1867 E. & G. G. Hook opus 411
    
    Manual:
    16' Bourdon (12 pipes)
    16' Bourdon Treble (from tenor C-44 pipes)
    8' Stopped Bass (12 pipes)
    8' Open Diapason (from tenor C-44 pipes)
    8' Keraulophon (from tenor C-44 pipes)
    8' Stopped Diapason (from tenor C-44 pipes)
    4' Octave (56 pipes)
    4' Flute (56 pipes)
    II Mixture (122 pipes)
    
     [Received from Connor Annable 2011-08-18.]
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  • Manual
    16' Bourdon          (12 pipes)
    16' Bourdon Treble   (44 pipes)
    8'  Stopped Bass     (12 pipes)
    8'  Open Diapason    (44 pipes)
    8'  Stopped Diapason (44 pipes)
    8'  Keraulophon      (44 pipes)
    4'  Octave           (56 pipes)
    4'  Flute            (56 pipes)
    II  Mixture          (122 pipes)
    
    Pedal (25 notes)
    Coupler only, no pipes.
    
    Housed in a chestnut case with with a walnut key desk. All except for bottom 12 pipes of the 16' Bourdon, are enclosed in a swell box.
    
    
     [Received from Evan Brickner 2015-09-28.]
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