This is your chance to see the ex-Regal/ABC Compton. This page make take longer to download due to the number of pictures contained on it Click on a picture to get a closer view!
All of the pictures contained are as the organ is installed at ‘Pipes In The Peaks’.
|The Compton Console.
|Close up of console, showing the recent addition of the drawer to augment the number of stops available to the organist.
Automated Drum Kit:
Compton Solo Cello:
|A real Piano Accordion, which is played directly from the organ
|A Compton Vibraphone. Control 37 notes. Can either be used as a Vibraphone by the means of butterflies spinning in the resonators, or as a Chrysoglott.
Xylophone and Glockenspiel:
|Left – Xylophone 37 notes
Right – Glockenspiel 37 notes
|Upright Broadwood Piano attachment, which can be played directly from the organ, with keys that appear to move “as if by magic”
|20 note Compton Cathedral Chimes.|
|Here is the 61note Deagan Marimba. It runs on 12inch Water Gauge of Wind Pressure, and took a whole day to lift it’s 4 sections into place, after weeks of painstaking renovation and releathering.|
|It is believed to be the largest compass instrument fitted to a Cinema Organ in the UK. This plays a full 61 notes.
Secondary Toy Counter:
|Located on this unit as designed and manufactured by Pipes in the Peaks are:-
Jazz Cymbal F and P, Brush Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, Cop Whistle, and Sante Fe Whistle.
Tuned Birds, Duck and Owl:
|The Compton has a set of 18-note tuned bird whistles, based on those sometimes fitted to Christie organs in the 1930′s. The 18 pre-tuned pipes sit upside-down in a bath of water, and have some flying birds to add to the amusement. There are owl and duck effects too.
|The Compton with Resident Organist Christian Cartwright playing with the screen in a tribute selection to ‘The Beatles’.|