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    O God, our help in ages past - Chris Lawton at Southampton Guildhall

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    Another of me playing the giant Compton organ at the Guildhall in Southampton, Hampshire.

    For this second video I move over to the 'classic' console which features the Compton patent luminous stop controls. Im playing the hymn 'O God, our help in ages past' to the tune 'St Anne' which shows off the sheer power of this machine! The reason I chose this hymn was because it was written by Isaac Watts who was born in Southampton in 1674. The Guildhall features a clock tower and this is one of the tunes it plays!

    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 dailymotion.