Another of me playing the Compton electrone 347 model installed at Church of the Ascension, Hanger Hill Estate, Ealing in West London.
This time im demonstrating some of the quieter sounds with the hymn "Father who in Jesus found us" to the tune "Quem Pastores Laudavere". The first verse features the effective Clarinet stop.
These organs are fast becoming extinct with many churches replacing them with digital instruments etc. Modern technology is indeed appealing with its realistic sampled sounds but history is being lost as a result. Opportunities should be taken to see that these unique instruments are preserved for future generations to experience how technology worked in the pre digital era.
Many thanks to Reverend Simon Reed for allowing me access to this interesting instrument.
One thing to note - I am certainly no wizard of an organist but hope this video is able to give an illustration of what a Compton 347 electrone sounds like.
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