Begone, Unbelief - Pitshanger Methodist Church, Ealing, London

Christopher Lawton
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Me playing the organ at Pitshanger Methodist Church in Ealing, London.

The organ was first built in 1921 by an unknown organ builder for a cost of £321. In 1955 the John Compton Organ Company Ltd completely rebuilt this instrument which included a new detached stopkey console, electric action, new casework and the addition of a 'Fagotto' reed stop. In 1995, the organ had new electric action installed by Rushworth and Dreaper. The specification reads:

PEDAL
Acoustic Bass 32'
Bourdon 16'
Flute 8'
Fifteenth 4'
Fagotto 16'
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

GREAT
Open Diapason 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Dulciana 8'
Principal 4'
Stopped Flute 4'
Contra Fagotto 16'
Fagotto 8'
Clarion 4'
Swell Sub Octave to Great
Swell Octave to Great
Swell to Great

SWELL
Lieblich Gedact 8'
Salicional 8'
Wald Flute 4'
Contra Fagotto 16'
Fagotto 8'
Clarion 4'
Sub Octave
Octave
Tremulant

ACCESSORIES
4 double touch thumb pistons to Great and Pedal
3 double touch thumb pistons to Swell and Pedal
3 reversible thumb pistons
Double touch canceller to each division
2 ventil switches

For this first video I am playing the hymn 'Begone, Unbelief' to the tune 'Laudate Dominum (Gauntlett)'.

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

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