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    Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult - Chris Lawton at St James Church, Tunbridge Wells

    Christopher Lawton

    by Christopher Lawton

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    Another of me playing the magnificent organ at St James Church, Tunbridge Wells.

    In contrast to the first video, I am playing the hymn 'Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult' to the tune 'St Catherine' which is ideal for demonstrating a few of the many different tone colours available on this organ. In the first verse, the swell Oboe is heard solo accompanied by the strings on the choir. I have tried where possible to make use of the pipework added by Compton when they rebuilt this instrument in 1937.

    Many thanks to the church officials for allowing me access to this instrument and a special thanks to the deputy organist for filming this video.

    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:

    REQUEST: I am always on the lookout for Compton organs to play - particularly electrones - so if you know of any churches which still have these then please do let me know. I will happily give a donation or pay any applicable room hire charge.