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    Nearer, my God, to thee - Chris Lawton at St Edmund's Catholic Church, Walkden, Manchester

    Christopher Lawton

    by Christopher Lawton

    Another of me playing the ex Court Cinema, Wigan Compton organ now at St Edmund's Catholic Church in Walkden, Salford, Manchester.

    When the organ was removed from the cinema and installed here in 1962, all of the percussions and novelty sound effects were removed apart from the Chimes. Being in church and wanted to demonstrate this stop, I have chosen the beautiful hymn 'Nearer, my God, to thee' to the tune 'Bethany'.

    At the time of making this video, the church have purchased a Rodgers digital electronic organ and are currently looking for someone or a group to buy this organ.

    Many thanks to the church officials for allowing me access to this lovely little Compton organ.

    For more information on the John Compton Organ Company Ltd and to see me play other Compton organs, please click on the following link for my site dedicated to the John Compton Organ Company Ltd:

    REQUEST: I am always on the lookout for Compton organs to play - particularly electrones - so if you know of any churches which still have these then please do let me know. I will happily give a donation or pay any applicable room hire charge.