Safe in the shadow of the Lord - Chris Lawton at St Barnabas Church, Openshaw, Manchester

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Another of me playing the 2 manual Compton electronic organ at St Barnabas Church in Openshaw, Manchester.

Im playing the worship song 'Safe in the shadow of the Lord' which demonstrates some of the softer sounds on this organ.

These organs are fast becoming extinct with many churches replacing them with digital instruments etc. Modern technology is indeed appealing with its realistic sampled sounds but history is being lost as a result. Opportunities should be taken to see that these unique instruments are preserved for future generations to experience how technology worked in the pre digital era.

Many thanks to Stephen and Roy Chow for allowing me access to this fine example of a Compton electronic instrument.

NOTE: this is purely my interest in order to make sure that these fine organs are archived forever and I do not make any monetary profit by this video being on youtube.

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.