Thank you for giving me this morning - Chris Lawton at Holy Trinity Church, Eggleston, County Durham

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Me playing the organ at Holy Trinity Church in the village of Eggleston near Barnard Castle, County Durham.

The original organ was built in around 1890 by Nicholson of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and when replaced by the present instrument in the late 1940s, was installed at the local Methodist Church where it still remains.

The present instrument was built by the famous John Compton Organ Company Ltd of North Acton, London and is a typical of this firms work in that all pipework is enclosed and built on the extension principal consisting of 4 ranks of pipes. The specification reads:

PEDAL
Sub Bass 16'
Flute 8'
Trombone 16'
Trumpet 8'
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

GREAT
Bourdon 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Harmonic Flute 8'
Salicional 8'
Octave 4'
Harmonic Flute 4'
Salicet 4'
Twelfth 2.2/3'
Fifteenth 2'
Swell to Great

SWELL
Contra Salicional 16'
Harmonic Flute 8'
Salicional 8'
Harmonic Flute 4'
Salicet 4'
Piccolo 2'
Cymbale III
Trombone 16'
Trumpet 8'
Clarion 4'
Tremulant (affects whole organ)

ACCESSORIES
4 double touch thumb pistons to Great and Pedal
4 double touch thumb pistons to Swell and Pedal
4 toe pistons to Pedal
1 canceller thumb piston - Great to Pedal
1 canceller thumb piston - Swell to Pedal
1 balanced expression pedal - organ
1 balanced expression pedal - crescendo
2 ventil switches
Double touch canceller to each department
Voltmeter

For this first video I am playing the hymn 'Thank you for giving me this morning' which was all also sung by Petula Clark and as it was her 80th birthday on the 15th November (2 days prior to my visit here) I thought this very apt. From a personal view, this song is special to me as this is what I had played at my grandmothers funeral back in 2009 as I thought the words were so perfect.

Many thanks to the wardens of Holy Trinity 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:

http://comptonorgans.yolasite.com/

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