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at the BBC Theatre Organ
Craving to be an organist from an early age, Edgar Peto realised his ambition when, at the age of twelve, he became the organist of a large
I church in Paddington. Subsequently he gained a scholarship at the Trinity College of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music. Thereafter his studies were cut short by a serious illness. A diseased bone of the right arm laid him up for two years and a half, in the course of which he underwent twenty-two operations. For some years he combined church and cinema organ work, and opened the second Compton organ in London. Since then he has played these instruments in various London cinemas, and is well known over the air.
As a teacher of cinema-organ playing he has made a great name for himself. He has made a keen study of the mechanics of the modern organ, and is also an enthusiastic amateur photographer.


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