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    We have gathered round your table - Chris Lawton at St Peter's Catholic Church, Shoreham-by-Sea

    Christopher Lawton

    by Christopher Lawton

    Me playing the organ at St Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

    The organ was built by the John Compton Organ Company Ltd in the 1930s for an unknown location and came here in 1984 for the newly rebuilt St Peter's Church. The organ is a superb example of a prewar Compton 'Miniatura' model and has the following specification:

    Bourdon 16'
    Flute 8'
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal

    Bourdon 16'
    Open Diapason 8'
    Rohr Flute 8'
    Principal 4'
    Fifteenth 2'

    Open Diapason 8'
    Rohr Flute 8'
    Flute 4'
    Piccolo 2'

    For this first video im playing the Catholic hymn 'We have gathered round your table' which makes use of most of the tonal colours available on this charming little instrument.

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

    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.

    For more information on the John Compton Organ Company Ltd and to see me play other Compton organs, please click on the following link for my site dedicated to the John Compton Organ Company Ltd: