Opus 111 Stop List
16’Bourdon58 pipes
8’Montre 58 pipes
8’Flûte à Cheminée58 pipes
8'Flûte Harmonique44 pipes
4'Prestant58 pipes
4'Flûte Couverte 58 pipes
2'Doublette58 pipes
IV Fourniture232 pipes
8'Bourdon58 pipes
8' Salicional58 pipes
8'Voix Celeste 49 pipes
4' Flûte Conique58 pipes
4'Prestant58 pipes
223'Nazard58 pipes
2'Octavin58 pipes
135'Tierce58 pipes
III Plein Jeu174 pipes
16'Basson58 pipes
8'Trompette58 pipes
8'Hautbois 58 pipes
8'Flûte58 pipes
4'Flûte à Cheminée58 pipes
2'Doublette58 pipes
113'Larigot58 pipes
IICymbale (Prepared)
8'Cromorne58 pipes
32'Grand Bourdon32 notes
16'Soubasse32 pipes
16'Bourdon (Gt.)32 notes
8'Montre32 pipes
8'Flûte (Gt.) 32 notes
4'Octave32 pipes
IIIMixture (Prepared)
16'Bombarde 32 pipes
8'Trompette 32 pipes
4'Clairon 32 pipes
  • Swell to Great
  • Swell to Positive
  • Positive to Great
  • Great to Pedal
  • Swell to Pedal
  • Positive to Pedal
1889 pipes, 34 stops
Opus 111
University of North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina
Andover Organ Company Opus 111Andover Organ Company Opus 111

The building is University of North Carolina Greensboro's new 130,000 square foot School of Music Building. The $26.5 million structure was 16 years in the planning and execution. It features the distinctive design element of an elliptically shaped 130 seat organ hall, located on the structure's southwest corner, the northern terminus of historic College Avenue.

Andover Organ Company worked in close collaboration with Robert Burns King, Instructor of Organ at the University, on all phases of the instrument's design. Of the case Donald Olson observes, "You could say it is in homage to the late Joseph Schaeffer who designed those exciting and revolutionary cases for Klais Orgelbau in Germany." The five half-round towers house the Great and Pedal 8’ Montres of polished tin. The pipe shades are random lengths of folded copper, some polished, others tinned, flamed or scored to reflect and scatter the light. The Zimbelstern's rotating star pierces the center pipe, low C of the 8’ Montre. The case wood is solid bleached ash with honey colored natural red oak trim.

The console is built of solid mahogany with a matched mahogany burl veneer inlaid in the music rack. The engraved drawknobs are rosewood, while the naturals are antique mastodon ivory with ebony sharps. The Positive division is enclosed just above the console with arched doors which open and close by means of an expression Pedal. Key action is mechanical. Stop action is electric to allow for a Solid State Logic combination action with 32 levels of memory. Manual coupler action is also electric, activated by pull-down magnets that operate a duplicate set of pallets on the Swell and Positive divisions allowing for a continued light and responsive action even with the couplers engaged. Pedal couplers are mechanical.

The tonal design of the organ was worked out between Robert Burns King, and Andover's Robert J. Reich, Tonal Director. The purpose was to provide the University with an instrument that provided the maximum flexibility. While the sound and tonal scheme are basically eclectic, the organ does have a French accent. It is able to perform all schools of literature effectively and well. Careful and precise regulation, an Andover trademark, was done to provide an instrument which did not overpower the small hall, yet fills it with thrilling fortes or transcendent pianissimos.