Mary, crowned with living light - Chris Lawton at Holy Family Catholic Church, Reigate, Surrey

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Me playing the organ at Holy Family Catholic Church in Reigate, Surrey.

The organ was built sometime during the 1950s by the John Compton Organ Company Ltd and is the 3 rank 'Miniatura' model. The casework is located on the rear gallery of the church and originally the console was attached to this but was moved to it's present location at the front of the church in the north nave aisle. The specification reads:

PEDAL
Sub Bass 16'
Flute 8'
Great to Pedal
Solo to Pedal

GREAT
Tenordon 16'
Diapason 8'
Gemshorn 8'
Hohl Flute 8'
Octave 4'
Gemshorn 4'
Octave Quint 2.2/3'
Super Octave 2'

SOLO
Contra Flute 16'
Diapason 8'
Gemshorn 8'
Hohl Flute 8'
Gemshorn 4'
Flute 4'
Nazard 2.2'/3'
Flautino 2'
Tremulant (affects all divisions)

ACCESSORIES
3 double touch thumb pistons to Great and Pedal
3 double touch thumb pistons to Solo and Pedal
1 canceller thumb piston - Great to Pedal
1 canceller thumb piston - Solo to Pedal
1 balanced expression pedal - organ
1 balanced expression pedal - crescendo
Double touch canceller to each department
Ventil switches

For this first video im playing the Marian hymn 'Mary, crowned with living light' which shows off the main tonal colours on the organ as typically used to accompany congregational hymn singing.

Many thanks to the organist and 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:

http://comptonorgans.yolasite.com/

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