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    O Thou who camest from above - Hampton Park United Reformed Church, Hereford

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    Christopher Lawton

    by Christopher Lawton

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    Me playing the organ at Hampton Park United Reformed Church in Hereford.

    The church was built in 1969 and the organ is believed to have been built in the early 1960s and came here after being used on a cruise ship! It is a special version of the 357 model with the following specification:

    PEDAL
    Contra Bass 16'
    Bourdon 16'
    Echo Bass 16'
    Octave 8'
    Flute 8'
    Flute 4'
    Trombone 16'
    Trumpet 8'
    Manual I to Pedal
    Manual II to Pedal

    MANUAL I
    Contra Salicional 16'
    Diapason 8'
    Wald Flute 8'
    Gamba 8'
    Octave 4'
    Fifteenth 2'
    Mixture III
    Tromba 8'
    Manual II to Manual I

    MANUAL II
    Bourdon 16'
    Geigen Diapason 8'
    Lieblich Gedact 8'
    Principal 4'
    Lieblich Flute 4'
    Flautina 2'
    Quartane II
    Trombone 16'
    Trumpet 8'
    Clarinet 8'
    Oboe 8'
    Clarion 4'

    GENERAL
    Light Tremulant
    Heavy Tremulant

    ACCESSORIES
    4 double touch thumb pistons to Manual I and Pedal
    4 double touch thumb pistons to Manual II and Pedal
    1 canceller thumb piston - Manual I to Pedal
    1 canceller thumb piston - Manual II to Pedal
    1 balanced expression pedal - Manual I and Pedal
    1 balanced expression pedal - Manual II
    Double touch canceller to each division
    Extra Amplifier switch

    Being in Hereford there was one hymn I had to play and that was 'O thou who camest from above' to the tune 'Hereford'.

    Many thanks to the church for allowing me access to this magnificent Compton electronic organ and for a wonderful welcome.