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    The Surrey with the fridge on top - Chris Lawton at St Peter & St Paul Church, Albury, Surrey

    Christopher Lawton

    by Christopher Lawton

    Another of me playing the magnificent Compton pipe organ at St Peter and St Paul Church in Albury, Surrey.

    Being in Surrey I just had to play 'The Surrey with the fringe on top' by Rodgers and Hammerstein from the musical 'Oklahoma!'. Comptons did built cinema organs of course. I had planned to play this in 'straight' mode. However, when I put down the tremulants I was amazed at how close this organ sounded to one of its cinema organ counterparts.

    Many thanks to the church wardens for allowing me access to this wonderful 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.