The OHS Pipe Organ Database

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Hill Hall Auditorium

OHS Database ID 64883.


Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 11, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 8 divisions. 51 stops. 80 registers. 59 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

Notes

  • The organ was put out for sale via highest bid auction by the State of North Carolina in late 2013. The highest bidder was a junk shop owner who was been selling components of the organ, often pipe-by-pipe, on eBay. As of 03/19/2015 this person is down to selling "the solo room parts." (Database Manager. March 31, 2015) (Jeff Scofield. October 11, 2019)
  • Installed as 4/59 in 1929; the new console was added in 1957 by Reuter knobs for a prepared-for Positiv division and many blank knobs; no pipework was ever added after the console was installed. (Jeff Scofield. October 11, 2019)

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Console. Photograph courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co. 1957-10-10

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist courtesy of the Reuter Organ Co. via JR Neutel
           Chapel Hill, North Carolina
           University of North Carolina
           Hill Hall Auditorium
    
           Reuter   Op. 307   1929   4/59
           Reuter   Op. 307   1957   Console
           ___________________________________________________
    
           GREAT (enclosed)                CHOIR
    
       16' Diapason           73       16' Contra Gamba     73
        8' 1st Diapason       73        8' Violin Diapason  73
        8' 2nd Diapason       73        8' Concert Flute    73
        8' Principal Flute    73        8' Viola            73
        8' Erzähler           73        8' Quintadena       73
        4' Octave             73        8' Dulciana         73
        4' Harmonic Flute     73        8' Unda Maris       61
    2 2/3' Twelfth            61        4' Fugara           73
        2' Fifteenth          61        4' Flute d'Amour    73
        V  Mixture           305        2' Piccolo          61
        8' Tromba             73        8' Clarinet         73
           Tremolo                      8' English Horn     73
           Sub                             Tremolo
           Unison Off                      Sub
           Super                           Unison Off
           Chimes             25           Super
           Blank                           Harp             61
           Blank                           Celesta
                                           Blank
           ECHO-GREAT                      Blank
    
        8' Diapason           73           POSITIV (prepared)
        8' Melodia            73
        8' Viole Aetheria     73        8' Gedecktpommer
        8' Viole Celeste      61        4' Nachthorn
        4' Rohrflöte          73    2 2/3' Nasat
        8' Corno d'Amour      73        2' Blockflöte
        8' Vox Humana         61    1 3/5' Terz 
           Tremolo                      1' Sifflöte
           Great OFF                    8' Krummhorn
                                           POS to CH 16'
           SWELL                           POS to CH  8'
                                           POS to CH  4'
       16' Bourdon            73
        8' Diapason           73           PEDAL
        8' Tibia Clausa       73
        8' Gedeckt            73       32' Resultant        --
        8' Viole d'Orchestre  73       16' Diapason         32
        8' Solo Violin II    134       16' Bourdon          32
        8' Salicional         73       16' 2nd Diapason     GT
        8' Voix Celeste       61       16' Violone          CH
        8' Flauto Dolce       73       16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW     
        4' Flauto Traverso    73        8' Octave           12
        2' Flautino           61        8' Gedeckt          12
       IV  Dolce Cornet      244        8' Cello            CH
       16' Posaune            73        8' Still Gedeckt    SW
        8' Cornopean          73       16' Trombone         32
        8' Oboe               73       16' Tuba             SO
        8' Vox Humana         61       16' Posaune          SW
        4' Clarion            73        8' Tromba           SO
           Flue Tremolo                 4' Clarion          SO
           Reed Tremolo                    Chimes           GT
           Sub                             Blank
           Unison Off                      Blank
           Super                           Blank
           Blank                           Blank
           Blank                           Blank
           Blank                           Blank
           Blank                           Blank
           Blank                           Blank
    
           SOLO                            ECHO-PEDAL
    
        8' Stentorphone       73       16' Bourdon          32
        8' Major Flute        73
        8' Gross Gamba        73
        8' Gamba Celeste      73
       16' Tuba Profunda      73
        8' Tuba Mirabilis     12
        8' Military Trumpet   73
        8' French Horn        73
        8' Musette            73
        4' Tuba Clarion       12
           Tremolo
           Sub
           Unison Off
           Super
           Chimes             GT
    
           ECHO-SOLO
    
        8' Diapason
        8' Melodia
        8' Viole Aetheria
        8' Viole Celeste
        4' Rohrflöte
        8' Corno d'Amour
        8' Vox Humana
           Tremolo
           Solo OFF
    
              [Received from Jeff Scofield October 11, 2019]
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