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    East of the sun - Chris Lawton at St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Wrangle, Lincolnshire

    Christopher Lawton

    by Christopher Lawton

    Another of me playing the 2 manual Compton organ at St Mary & St Nicholas Church in the village of Wrangle near Boston, Linsolnshire.

    Comptons were of course famous for their cinema organs in the 1930s and the pipework used in their church instruments was of the same specification to that of their cinema organs. It is perhaps not surprising that a good cinema organ sound can be done with a Compton church organ and so I am playing the lovely 'East of the sun' which was a big Frank Sinatra hit.

    Many thanks to Reverend Fiona Cotton-Betteridge for allowing me access to this fine 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.