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    Secret Love - Chris Lawton at St John Vianney Catholic Church, Clayhall, London

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    Me at the Compton organ of St John Vianney Catholic Church in Clayhall, London.

    Im playing 'Secret Love' as sung by Doris Day and there is no avoiding the distinctive tone of the melotone which comes out of the 2 horn speakers which can be clearly seen situated on top of the chambers.

    The organ was originally installed by the John Compton Organ Company Ltd at the Ritz Cinema in Nuneaton and has 3 manuals, 6 ranks of pipes and of course the melotone unit. When this church was built in the late 1960s, rather than spend large sums of money on a new organ the priest at the time was a cinema organ enthusiast and had this organ installed here.

    Many thanks to the church officials for allowing me access to this 'church cinema organ' and for making me so welcome.

    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.