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    In the gloaming - Chris Lawton at Southampton Guildhall

    Christopher Lawton

    by Christopher Lawton

    My final video of me playing the magnificent Compton organ at the Guildhall, Southampton.

    One of the things I like about Compton organs is there interesting and unique devices which you do not find on other instruments. One such example is the 'melotone' unit - an early electronic device which was later developed into a complete electronic organ. Im playing the tune 'In the gloaming' and the distinctive sound of the melotone can be heard in the first part of the first verse and again in the last verse. The Guildhall Compton also has a most beautiful 'Harmonic Flute' rank so in the second half of the first verse I use this by itself to show its beauty.

    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.