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Slide set: The volunteer organist (song: Bamforth & Co., 10 slides, 1901)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
The preacher in the village church one Sunday morning said
Slide 3**
He staggered down the aisle, his clothes were old and torn
Slide 4**
But as he touched the organ keys without a single word
Slide 5**
The scene was one I'll ne'er forget as long as I may live
Slide 6
Each eye shed tears within that church
Slide 7**
The sermon of the preacher was no lesson to compare
Slide 8
Except the poor old organist who started towards the streets
Slide 9
The preacher rose and softly said 'Good brethren, let us pray'
Slide 10**
The organist who volunteered to play
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1904-1914 (item ref. 1391)

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. 558)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

‘W.B. Glenroy’ and ‘Harry Lamb’, The volunteer organist (London: W. Paxton, 1893)

Related slide set

reissued as The volunteer organist: new series (song: Bamforth & Co., 18 slides, 1912)


6 slides known to exist in private collection

10 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001658

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 March 2024

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