The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2627

Builder Identification

Los Angeles, California 1979-2003

Additional Notes

  • From the Biography section of Greg Harrold's website, ""; accessed Jan. 5, 2015. --

    Greg Harrold began his organ building career with the firm of Abbott & Sieker of Los Angeles, California in 1974 as a pipemaker; over the next three years he learned other aspects of the craft and built his own residence organ as Opus 1. He then relocated and began working with John Brombaugh & Associates of Eugene, Oregon, in 1977 where he learned the art of reed pipemaking; and "was exposed to a style of organbuilding strongly informed by the research of antique organs." Returning to Los Angeles, he established Greg Harrold Organbuilders there in April 1979.

    Working primarily alone, Harrold completed 14 new organs and repaired and/or restored organs in the collection of the University of California at Berkley. He also repaired a 18th century Italian organ for Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Opus 15). Mr. Harrold closed his shop in 2003 to focus on composing, painting, and writing.

Database Entries

There are 22 entries in the database that describe organs by Greg Harrold Organbuilders.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS