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Gregory A. Hand (1998)

Originally Holtkamp (Opus Job No. 1837, 1968)

Location:

Wofford College
429 N. Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303 US
Old Main (1854); Leonard Auditorium/Chapel
Organ ID: 9289

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on December 17, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP), Slider with direct-electric pallets (internal)
  • 19 ranks. 1,096 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 22 registers.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Gregory A. Hand
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on December 17, 2020.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pallets (internal) chests
  • Built by Gregory A. Hand
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on December 17, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Built by Gregory A. Hand
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on December 17, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Holtkamp Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 22
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on December 17, 2020.
Database Manager on June 12, 2016:

Updated through online information from Jim Thompson.
Additional information and picture of the installation at Wofford Chapel on link.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on May 10, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from John M. Bullard. -- I was Professor of Religion and College Organist when Duke University offered this Holtkamp organ to Wofford College in 1996. I supervised its move to Spartanburg and engaged Greg Hand to adapt it to Wofford's needs in 1997. He enlarged it and revoiced it--superbly! The sound of this organ is distinctly the Holtkamp sound. A new Trumpet stop 16' & 8' was added and the 8' Principal. Chests are electro-pneumatic (Holtkamp) except for the Swell which is electric/slider (Quimby). Michael Proscia rebuilt the console in 2004, updated its mechanism, replaced the worn pedalboard, and refinished the console-case.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on January 26, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Terry Eason.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Holtkamp Organ Co. (1969).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1998

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Memorial Chapel (small chapel), Duke University, Durham, NC. Originally 2-14. Rebuilt and enlarged for this location. New Sw. pallet-and-slider windchest..

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
The Diapason (online), March 5, 2004: Open In New Tab Originally published March 5, 2004
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on December 17, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Spartanburg AGO, Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-03-14

Auditorium interior and exposed pipes: Photograph by Wofford College, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2017-11-29

Old Main and Leonard Auditorium exterior: Photograph by Wofford College, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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