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    To the name of our salvation - Chris Lawton at St Peter & St Paul Church, Albury, Surrey

    Christopher Lawton

    by Christopher Lawton

    Me playing the organ at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul in Albury, Surrey.

    The organ was built in 1935 by the John Compton Organ Company Ltd. It was the gift of Miss Capadose, who made other generous donations to the church. Sir Harold Darke, the eminent organist, advised the choice of this organ. Its installation required the conversion of the west gallery into an organ loft and the introduction of the two oak pillars near the west doors to give support. The console is situated in an alcove on the south side of the chancel behind the choir stalls. The organ is built on the extension principal and has 9 ranks of pipes fully enclosed in 2 chambers with a dummy pipe facade. There is also the Compton patent 32ft Polyphonic Bass.

    For this first video here I am playing the hymn 'To the Name of our salvation' to the tune 'Regent Square' which shows off the power of this instrument.

    Many thanks to the church wardens for allowing me access to this magnificent 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:

    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.