Nigel Ogden - The Organist Entertains

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The Organist Entertains. Exploring the best organ music from around the world.

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The Organist Entertains. Exploring the best organ music from around the world.

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This time of the year always reminds Nigel Ogden of childhood visits to the panto and the circus particularly to Belle Vue in Manchester a place no doubt remembered by many people in the north of England for it's very famous funfair and zoo. Well of course, in those days, the star performers always included plenty of animals as well as human beings and it's very much back to those early days of the circus as far as much of our music is concerned this evening. To get things underway, the show starts with a piece of music which is very much associated with the big top, the march Entry Of The Gladiators. The there's the Baby Elephant Walk, Tiger Rag and from the world of panto how about the Comedians Galop and Snow White. All heard played by some of the best players on the world's top organs.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings and entertaining pieces from the organ world. Tonight's programme features a celebration of music from the world of stage and screen with some musical anniversaries coming up during 2010.

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Nigel Ogden has music from the best new CDs by Carol Williams, Gordon Stewart and Andrew Wilson. Featuring some superb classical instruments including the 3 manual Harrison and Harrison at the Caird Hall Dundee, the recently restored gem in St Martin's Church Dudelange Luxembourg and the latest in the series of Great European Organs volume number 78 featuring British-born Andrew Canning playing the Italian-built Ruffati organ of Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden. The music played includes Fats Waller, Percy Grainger and Saint-Saens.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some of the world's star players demonstrating their abilities not only in terms of arranging the music but also the way in which they utilise all the different tone colours available on the theatre organ which, of course, is often referred to as a one-man orchestra. Simon Gledhill begins on the 5 manuals and 80 pipes of the Sanfillipo Wurlitzer with his imaginative scoring of the music for ET and Richard Hill ends the show with his witty and rousing interpretation of the classic Tiger Rag. Along the way we hear music from Carmen and a brilliant rendition of The Donkey Serenade by Amercian maestro Walter Strony on the Krughoff Wurlitzer in Illiinois.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

20100819

Nigel Ogden turns the clock back with a programme of popular organ recordings from the 78rpm era which have been re-released, hiss free, on CD. The players include Sidney Torch, Reginald Dixon and Dudley Beavan on instruments that, with one notable exception, can't be heard today. For example the Compton organ installed in St George's Hall in London, the home of the BBC Variety Department, was known as BBC Theatre Organ No 1 but was destroyed during an air raid in 1940. It's played by Reginald Foort with Alfredo Campoli on violin. Dudley Beavan plays the small but extremely effective Wurlitzer that ended up in the Granada Clapham Junction and Harry Davidson, who became better known as a dance band leader, plays one of the few installations in the UK by the Dutch firm Standaart at The Commodore Theatre in Hammersmith. The Wurlitzer at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom has been active since 1935 and is the only organ in the programme which you can still hear live today. It's played, naturally, by Mr Blackpool himself Reginald Dixon who recorded hundreds of 78s at its famous console. Before about 1941 Sidney Torch regularly displayed his mastery of the theatre organ demonstrating a technical expertise that was second to none. After then, he hardly ever touched it as he embarked on a glittering career as an orchestral conductor, composer and arranger, but tonight's programme ends with his typically brilliant creation around the song There's Something About A Soldier played on the Christie Organ at the Regal Marble Arch.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings from the 78rpm era.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

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The Organist Entertains marked four decades of organ music from around the world with a special concert recorded in June 2009 from the legendary Blackpool Tower Ballroom. The concert featured performances from presenter, Nigel Ogden, and Phil Kelsall, currently resident Blackpool Tower organist, as well as the contrasting sounds of the Howard Beaumont Trio with Howard at the keys of the Hammond B3 organ in its first major public appearance in the UK.

Nigel Ogden revisits The Organist Entertains' 40th Anniversary programme in 2009.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular recordings with some entertaining pieces played on John Compton Theatre Organs. He includes music played on the ABC Plymouth by Dudley Savage, the famous instrument at the Odeon Leicester Square and Michael Maine plays the 82 year old instrument at the Pavilion Bournemouth.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings made on Compton organs.

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Nigel Ogden features Wurlitzer with big band, synth and drum machine; a harmonium with a pian;, we hear a track from multi-million-selling artist Klaus Wunderlich; and pay a visit to New Zealand for some Scott Joplin.

Nigel Ogden features Wurlitzer with big band and synth, and harmonium with piano.

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Nigel Ogden presents Wurlitzers, cathedral organs and an archive favourite featuring the combined talents of a band led by the founding presenter of The Organist Entertains, Robin Richmond.

We hear Steamboat Bill, Phantom of the Opera, the famous Gypsy Dance, two great Gershwin tunes and the classic ballad Cry Me a River.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

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Nigel Ogden plays some listeners' requests and reviews the pick of recent organ CDs.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world and talks to Kevin Morgan, Patron of the Theatre Organ Club of Great Britain.

Nigel Ogden talks to Kevin Morgan, Patron of the Theatre Organ Club of Great Britain.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents some entertaining recordings from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents popular organ pieces including something special for Halloween, some beautiful music especially for Autumn for cello and organ and one of the most famous pieces of music ever written for any instrument.

Nigel Ogden presents popular organ pieces including something special for Halloween.

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Nigel Ogden reviews new wurlitzer, cathedral and virtual organ CDs plus organ with dance band. We get the programmes own 'Strictly' moment as Phil Kelsall plays in strict tempo at Blackpool, a burst of nostalgia as Simon Gledhill joins the New Foxtrot Serenaders, the ever popular Toccata by Widor and the classic Louis Armstrong hit What A Wonderful World played on a virtual organ.

Nigel Ogden reviews new wurlitzer, cathedral and virtual organ CDs plus organ with band.

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Nigel Ogden with listeners requests including some classic Reginald Dixon, a performance of the organ favourite Canadian Capers by Reginald Fort and music from one of the largest pipe organ in the world at Atlantic City Convention City.

Nigel Ogden presents some entertaining recordings from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with Christmas in mind.

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Nigel Ogden with some listeners requests and new CD reviews.

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Nigel Ogden talks to Richard Hills about his new album recorded on the newly refurbished double manual organ at The Guildhall, Southampton.

Nigel Ogden talks to Richard Hills about his new album from the Guildhall at Southampton.

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Nigel Ogden talks to one of our most popular and accomplished players Simon Gledhill and presents recordings of some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden talks to organ maestro Simon Gledhill.

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Nigel Ogden presents some entertaining recordings from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world and Professor Ian Tracey from Liverpool Cathedral.

Nigel Ogden talks to Prof Ian Tracey of Liverpool Cathedral, plus popular organ recordings

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Nigel Ogden features popular organ recordings and some listeners requests.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden features popular organ recordings and some listeners requests.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents entertaining recordings from the organ world and listener requests.

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Nigel Ogden features popular organ recordings and some listeners requests.

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Nigel Ogden features popular organ recordings and some listeners' requests.

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Nigel Ogden presents some entertaining recordings from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents some entertaining recordings from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of your requests and other popular organ recordings.

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Nigel Ogden features organs from around the Manchester area, the programmes new home. We hear music from Leeds and Bolton Town Hall and from a couple of famous Wurlitzers that used to live in Manchester's Odeon and Gaumont cinemas.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

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Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

A Look Back At 201220130101

A Look Back At 201220130101

The programme hosted some fabulous guests during 2012 and on this week's extended edition we'll hear music from some of the year's best CDs and we'll be remembering a visit from international theatre organist Simon Gledhill. The man who was once Mr Hammond UK, Keith Beckingham recalls bringing the instrument to the UK and some unlikely places around the world and Professor Ian Tracey reveals the delights of being the longest serving organist at Liverpool Cathedral. We'll also hear from students of the Wurlitzer Academy at Rye College who also featured on the programme during a year which was as busy as ever for the organ world but which sadly also lost one its greatest players, Carlo Curley.

A Musical Assortment From The Organ World20130507
A Programme Of Popular Organ Recordings20130709
A Shining Hour20140213

An hour of the very best in theatre and classical organ sounds. Highlights include Richard Hills' performance of Viva Mexico, Jonathan and Tom Scott on organ and piano performing Johann Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and the American trio of organists known as Trio Con Brio with their unique interpretation of John Williams' themes from Harry Potter.

A Shining Hour20140213

An hour of the very best in theatre and classical organ sounds. Highlights include Richard Hills' performance of Viva Mexico, Jonathan and Tom Scott on organ and piano performing Johann Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and the American trio of organists known as Trio Con Brio with their unique interpretation of John Williams' themes from Harry Potter.

Aled Jones20110405

Aled Jones relives hearing the magnificent organ at Bangor Cathedral for the first time aged 9 and talks to Nigel Ogden about the effect the sound of the instrument and its players have had on his life as a chorister and beyond.

Nigel Ogden talks to Aled Jones about the part the organ has played in his life.

An Assortment Of Contrasting Sounds20130611
Anything Goes20140703

Versatility is the theme in a programme of musical contrasts from some of today's leading organists including Jelani Eddington and Richard Hills with music ranging from the classical sounds of Herbert Brewer's Marche Heroique to Duke Ellington's It Don't Mean a Thing.

Around The Country20100812

Nigel Ogden reminds us of some of the theatre organs which can be heard regularly in public concerts around the UK beginning with the ex Odeon Manchester Wurlitzer now in the safe keeping of the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust. We hear the Compton and Wurlitzer at the notable Burtey Fen Collection in Lincolnshire, the two instruments currently installed at The Folly Farm Theme Park in Tenby and the Pipes in the Peaks located at Dovedale Garage in the Peak District. Phil Kelsall M.B.E. is resident organist at the most played organ in the world let alone here in the UK and he rounds things off with a Noel Coward medley on the Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer in Blackpool.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Around The World20100805

Nigel Ogden has the holiday season very much in mind as he invites us to pack our bags and join him on a world tour. No need to worry about your carbon footprint on this occasion as this is musical tour of the world's great instruments and players is all on CD. We start down under in Adelaide, spend some time in Germany, divert to Manila for the fascinating sound of a bamboo organ, head into Finland before returning to Australia and the Wurlitzer at The Orion Centre in Sydney.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Back Bay Shuffle20140227

Listener's requests - including Schubert's Marche Militaire from Carlo Curley, Artie Shaw's swing era favourite, Back Bay Shuffle, performed by Lyn Larsen - and Eddie Ruhier's version of Ron Goodwin's theme composed for the Miss Marple classic, Murder at the Gallop.

Badinage20150205

Light classics for organ by writers including Leroy Anderson, Ronald Watson, Alex Lithgow and John Philip Sousa performed by Frikki Walker at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Kevin Bowyer at Glasgow Cathedral and Martin Setchell at Christchurch Town Hall in New Zealand.

Battle Of The Organs20150219

Chester Cathedral is the setting for a 4 organ spectacular. Nigel Ogden presents and performs alongside the Cathedral's music team of Philip Rushforth (Director of Music), Benjamin Chewter (Assistant Director of Music) and Geoffrey Woollatt (Assistant Organist). The programme combines individual and ensemble performances of popular classics and organ favourites. These include J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Berceuse from Faure's Dolly Suite, Leonard Bernstein's Somewhere from West Side Story, Mars from Gustav Holst's The Planets Suite and the finale, an unforgettable 4 organ setting of Widor's famous Toccata.

Bbc Instruments20120529

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Bells Across The Meadows - And Other Requests20140109

Nigel Ogden features listener's requests - including music by Albert Ketelby's Bells Across the Meadow played by Thomas Trotter at the Town Hall Birmingham, Debroy Somers' Hunting Medley in a rare archive recording of the West Bromwich ABC Cinema Compton organ and Mendelssohn's War March of the Priests played by Simon Lindley at Leeds Town Hall.

Ben Snowdon20110719

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings and talks to Ben Snowden about the projects the Cinema Organ Society in the West of England has underway and pays a visit to the Odeon Weston-Super-Mare which has managed, despite many difficulties, to keep the original organ in place and in working order.

Nigel Ogden talks to Ben Snowden about the Cinema Organ Society in the West of England.

Ben Snowdon20120417

Nigel Ogden presents some favourite recordings and talks to Ben Snowdon about the new organ opening on Sunday in the Curzon Cinema, Clevedon.

Nigel Ogden talks Ben Snowdon about a new organ in the Curzon Cinema, Cleveland.

Birthdays20101014
Blaze Away20141016

Concert classics including Frederick Curzon's March of the Bowmen, Ernest Tomlinson's Little Serenade and Abe Holzmann's march Blaze Away performed by Nicholas Martin, Jelani Eddington and Reginald Foort.

Britain's Got Talent Finalist Jean Martyn20110705

Britain's Got Talent finalist Jean Martyn tells Nigel Ogden about the TV show and the tour which saw her play the organ in some of the the UK's biggest venues.

Britain's Got Talent finalist Jean Martyn tells Nigel Ogden about the TV show and tour.

By Arrangement20140320

A selection of classic melodies arranged for organ including performances by George Wright, Buddy Cole and Jonas Nordwall.

By Request20150115

Nigel Ogden presents listeners' requests including Jackie Brown's 1970 performance of I Cover The Waterfront on the Granada Tooting Wurlitzer and a 1930's recording of Sandy MacPherson at the console of the original BBC Theatre Organ - the Compton in the St. George's Hall in London.

Byron Jones20130618
Carlo Curley20110712
Carlo Curley Tribute20120911

When Carlo Curley died one month ago today the organ world lost not only one of its greatest players but also one of its greatest characters who played to capacity audiences around the world. Nigel Ogden pays tribute to him tonight.

Celluloid Classics20150226

Nigel Ogden presents a selection of cinematic classics from films including The Little Shop of Horrors, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines and Avatar performed on theatre organ by Nicholas Martin, Charlie Balogh and Richard Hills.

Celluloid Classics20150226

Nigel Ogden presents a selection of cinematic classics from films including The Little Shop of Horrors, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines and Avatar performed on theatre organ by Nicholas Martin, Charlie Balogh and Richard Hills.

Church, Cathedral & Concert Organs20141127

Nigel presents a half hour of church, cathedral and concert organs including Roger Sayer and Charles Andrews at the organ of Rochester Cathedral with Diamonds are Forever and Richard Lea at the Walker organ of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral with Lefebure-Wely's Sortie in E flat.

Church, Cathedral & Concert Organs20141127

Nigel presents a half hour of church, cathedral and concert organs including Roger Sayer and Charles Andrews at the organ of Rochester Cathedral with Diamonds are Forever and Richard Lea at the Walker organ of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral with Lefebure-Wely's Sortie in E flat.

Cinema And Theatre Organs20141120

Nigel presents a programme of favourites from the theatre and cinema organ world including Simon Gledhill at the Ex-South Bank Wurlitzer with Put On A Happy Face, Michael Wooldridge at the New Victoria Centre Wurlitzer with Bad Bad Leroy Brown and the combination of Bobby Hacket on cornet, Glenn Osser on piano and John Seng at the Wurlitzer theatre organ with Lazy Afternoon.

Concert Classics20140515

A focus on concert, town hall and cathedral organs from around the world including performances from Thomas Trotter at the Royal Albert Hall, Jonathan Scott at Rochdale Town Hall and from the other side of the world Australian sounds from Kalevi Kiviniemi in Melbourne and Martin Setchell in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Concert Classics20140515

A focus on concert, town hall and cathedral organs from around the world including performances from Thomas Trotter at the Royal Albert Hall, Jonathan Scott at Rochdale Town Hall and from the other side of the world Australian sounds from Kalevi Kiviniemi in Melbourne and Martin Setchell in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Contrasting Sounds From The Organ World20130903
Contrasting Sounds From The Organ World20131017
Contrasting Sounds From The Organ World20131017

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Dame Gillian Weir20121204

talks to Nigel Ogden recalling the many delights and the occasional pitfalls in her international concert, recital and broadcasting career which has spanned the decades and which she is bringing to a close at the end of this year.

David Coram20111025
David Spencer20110913

Nigel Ogden investigates the fascinating world of virtual pipe organs as some of the world's most famous instruments, both grand and small, become available to be played at the click of a mouse.

Nigel Ogden investigates the fascinating world of virtual pipe organs.

De Montfort Hall - A Century Of Organ Music20140619

A centenary celebration of the unique Taylor and Sons organ at Leicester's De Montfort Hall featuring performances from one of today's leading organists, Kevin Bowyer. Nigel Ogden also talks to Mick Brown, the man responsible for keeping the 100 year old instrument in perfect working order and finds out about the history of industrialist Alfred Corah's enduring gift to the people of Leicester.

De Montfort Hall - A Century Of Organ Music20140619

A centenary celebration of the unique Taylor and Sons organ at Leicester's De Montfort Hall featuring performances from one of today's leading organists, Kevin Bowyer. Nigel Ogden also talks to Mick Brown, the man responsible for keeping the 100 year old instrument in perfect working order and finds out about the history of industrialist Alfred Corah's enduring gift to the people of Leicester.

Desert Island Discs20120214

Many of our great organists have featured on Desert Island Discs and tonight Nigel Ogden joins in the programmes 70th anniversary celebrations with archive and music from the series.

We hear the musical choices and thoughts of stars of today such as Wayne Marshall and pioneers from the 1930s, such as the BBC's first resident organist Reginald Foort. We also revive memories of two great characters from the earliest days of the theatre organ, here in the UK; sisters Florence de Jong and Ena Baga.

Nigel Ogden featuring organists who have been marooned on the BBC's own Desert Island.

Dizzy Fingers20131205

The best in theatre organ sounds from Phil Kelsall, Reginald Dixon and Simon Gledhill performing at the Tower Ballroom Blackpool and Wichita, Kansas. Featured titles include Tiger Rag, Almost Like Being in Love and Dizzy Fingers.

Doreen Chadwick - A Tribute20140717

Nigel Ogden pays a musical tribute to mark the passing of legendary British theatre organist Doreen Chadwick who died aged 95 in June 2014. She is heard performing on the former Manchester Gaumont Wurlitzer and in conversation with Nigel - taken from a 2008 interview that marked her 90th birthday - and during which she discussed her early career as an organist in South Wales and London.

Entertaining Pieces From The Organ World20130423
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Entertaining Pieces From The Organ World20130730
Entertaining Recordings From The Organ World20130910
Ernest Broadbent20110823

Nigel Ogden recalls Ernest Broadbent who was resident organist at Blackpool's famous Tower Ballroom for seven years and the regular accompanist to the great tenor Joseph Locke.

Nigel Ogden with organ classics and hears again from Tower Ballroom star Ernest Broadbent.

Festive Music20101216

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Festive Music20101223

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular festive delights as recorded by some top organist plaers. Robert Wolfe performs at the Thursford Collection, Phil Kelsall and Reginald Dixon are heard on the famous Wurlitzer in The Ballroom at Blackpool Tower and American organ star Dick Leibert conrtibutes to the seasonal atmosphere with his own Under the Mistletoe.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Festive Music20121218

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular Christmas organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Film Night20110607
Fools Rush In20140220

The best in theatre organ sounds - including classic Wurlitzer recordings from Buddy Cole, Hubert Selby and John Seng accompanying the golden cornet of Bobby Hackett

Fools Rush In20140220

The best in theatre organ sounds - including classic Wurlitzer recordings from Buddy Cole, Hubert Selby and John Seng accompanying the golden cornet of Bobby Hackett.

From Stage And Screen20140814

A selection of classic show and cinema themes including Shall We Dance?, Strike Up The Band and Just One Look performed by great organists including Joseph Seal, Richard Hills and Michael Wooldridge.

From The Archives20131212

A hint of Christmas with a selection of vintage recordings from Reginald Dixon with the John McCarthy Chorus, Dick Leibert at New York's Radio City Music Hall and Charles Smart with percussionist James Blades at London's Kingsway Hall.

George Wright20100902

Nigel Ogden celebrates the highly influential American organ supremo George Wright with some of his recordings from the 1940's and 50's that revolutionised the way that a theatre organ was played. During a career that spanned over half a century George Wright built up an almost cult following, particualry within the USA as his ideas on various technical aspects of how the sounds were produced and the way the stops are combined have been taken up world wide.

Nigel Ogden celebrates American organ supremo George Wright.

George Wright And Buddy Cole20140522

A celebration of two all-time greats of the theatre organ world, American musicians George Wright and Buddy Cole.

George Wright And Buddy Cole20140522

A celebration of two all-time greats of the theatre organ world, American musicians George Wright and Buddy Cole.

Get Happy20140807

Theatre organ classics from Phil Kelsall in Blackpool, Simon Gledhill in Wichita and George Wright in Hollywood. Including Limehouse Blues, Get Happy, The Charleston and Blue Moon.

Get Happy20140807

Theatre organ classics from Phil Kelsall in Blackpool, Simon Gledhill in Wichita and George Wright in Hollywood. Including Limehouse Blues, Get Happy, The Charleston and Blue Moon.

Gordon Stewart20130528
Hammond Favourites20140424

Hammond organ favourites from the past 50 years performed by Barbara Dennerlein, Joey de Francesco, Lucky Peterson and the originator of The Organist Entertains, Robin Richmond.

Hammond Groove20140710

Featuring that most distinctive of organ sounds, the Uber cool Hammond Organ. Including classic performances by Harry Stoneham, Ethel Smith and Jackie Davis and modern sounds from Eddie Ruhier.

Hammond Non-stop20140130

Nigel Ogden features the timeless sound of the Hammond Organ. Featuring performances by Jimmy Smith, Jackie Davis and British TV legend Harry Stoneham.

Hammond Organs20101021

Nigel Ogden celebrates the distinctive sound of the Hammond Organ with tracks from various points in it's 76 year history. The various developments in electronic technology which have taken place over the years have meant that, because the Hammond organ as a brand has been around since 1934, all sorts of changes have taken place to do with the way in which the Hammond sound is produced but, despite that, it's a sound that has always remained generally recognisable.

Nigel Ogden celebrates the Hammond Organ

Hammond Sounds20110210

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Hammond Special20141113

Nigel presents a programme packed with glorious Hammond sounds from Jimmy McGriff, Dieter Reith, Ethel Smith and Derek Austin.

Harry Stoneham20110802

Harry Stoneham's talents will be familiar to any one who has watched the TV talk shows of Terry Wogan and Michael Parkinson but his distinguished recording and playing career stretches back to the 1960s. He talks to Nigel Ogden about his first solo records, one under the name of Harry Balwin, his famous Hammond A Go Go series, the joys and pitfalls of life as a top session man and his love of jazz and the inspiration it's always given him.

One of the great names of the organ world, Harry Stoneham, talks to Nigel Ogden.

Hornpipe20140306

Exploring the lighter side of church, cathedral and concert organs - including performances from Norwich and Lichfield cathedrals, St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury and the Willis organ at Huddersfield Town Hall featuring newly released recordings from David Dunnett and Philip Scriven.

I'm Beginning To See The Light20140313

Featuring the music of Noel Gay and Duke Ellington performed by Simon Gledhill and Dan Bellomy. Plus a rare 1930 recording of organist Quentin MacLean displaying his virtuosity on the Christie Organ of the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch in his own setting of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

In The Mood20140626

The best in classic theatre organ sounds including British archive recordings from Reginald Foort and Sidney Torch plus more recent performances from leading American organists Lew Williams and Charlie Balogh.

It's The Most Wonderful Time...20131219

A hint of Christmas with a selection of vintage recordings from Reginald Dixon with the John McCarthy Chorus, Dick Leibert at New York's Radio City Music Hall and Charles Smart with

percussionist James Blades at London's Kingsway Hall.

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It's Today20141002

Theatre organ favourites including Jerry Herman's It's Today, Walter Donaldson's Making Whoopee and Railroad Rhythm composed by 'king of syncopation' Billy Mayerl. Featured organists include Jonathan Scott, Richard Hills and George Wright.

It's Today20141002

Theatre organ favourites including Jerry Herman's It's Today, Walter Donaldson's Making Whoopee and Railroad Rhythm composed by 'king of syncopation' Billy Mayerl. Featured organists include Jonathan Scott, Richard Hills and George Wright.

I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm20150129

Songs for a winter evening including Leroy Anderson's Sleighride, Irving Berlin's I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and Ray Henderson's Button Up Your Overcoat performed by Buddy Cole, Robinson Cleaver and Hector Olivera.

I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm20150129

Songs for a winter evening including Leroy Anderson's Sleighride, Irving Berlin's I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and Ray Henderson's Button Up Your Overcoat performed by Buddy Cole, Robinson Cleaver and Hector Olivera.

John Leeming20110412

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

John Leeming20110510

Nigel Ogden talks to John Leeming from the Cinema Organ Society about an exciting re-installation and resoration project in the heart of London as one of the larger Wurlitzers finds a new home.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings

Keith Beckingham20120327

Nigel Ogden is joined by Keith Beckingham who was one of the leading lights of the Hammond Organ Company during the 1960s and 70s who travelled the world promoting those instruments. We'll hear his easy-on-the-ear playing style which appealed to millions as he recalls that exciting era.

Nigel Ogden is joined by Hammond organ star Keith Beckingham.

Kings College Cambridge20111220

Kings College Chapel Cambridge hosts one of the most popular Christmas broadcasts with it's Festival of Nine Lesson and Carols enjoyed by millions around the world every year. Nigel Ogden pays a visit to the organ loft and talks to Director of Music Stephen Cleobury and Ben San Lau the Senior Organ Scholar about this years preparations, the role the organ plays in Chapel life and discovers some of the joys and pitfalls of being and organist at such a prestigious Chapel.

Nigel Ogden pays a visit to the organ loft of Kings College Cambridge.

Legends Of The Hammond Organ20121002

Nigel Ogden features legends of the Hammond, including Jimmy and Ethel Smith - no relation

Len Rawle20111206

Nigel Ogden talks to renowned organist Len Rawle OBE during a programme of popular and entertaining recordings from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden talks to Len Rawle OBE during a programme of popular organ recordings.

Light Classics20101202

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Light Organ Prom20140102

Another chance to hear Richard Hills performing light music classics at the 2013 BBC Proms on the Henry Willis organ in London's Royal Albert Hall. His programme includes music by Eric Coates (March: Sound and Vision), Fats Waller (A Handful of Keys) and Roger Quilter's Children's Overture.

Light Organ Prom20140102

Another chance to hear Richard Hills performing light music classics at the 2013 BBC Proms on the Henry Willis organ in London's Royal Albert Hall. His programme includes music by Eric Coates (March: Sound and Vision), Fats Waller (A Handful of Keys) and Roger Quilter's Children's Overture.

Listener Requests20120313
Look Back At 201120120103

Nigel Ogden looks back at some highlights of the 2011 organ year including a virtual organ, Rick Wakeman on the Wurlitzer and , Harry Stoneham at the Hammond. We also revisit the most popular organ a CD of 2011 by by American Charlie Balogh which combines pipes, keyboards and percussion in a totally new and unique way.

Nigel Ogden looks back at some highlights of the 2011 organ year.

Maple Leaf Rag20140410

And other light music classics - plus two new releases from organist Kevin Bowyer recorded at the organs of Glasgow Cathedral and Lancaster Priory.

Mark Latimer And Charles Morris20121211
Midnight Sun - Hammond Organ Classics20140828

Electronic sounds from the Hammond Organ from the 1960's to the present day performed by Jerry Allen, Keith Beckingham, Howard Beaumont and Robin Richmond.

Midnight Sun - Hammond Organ Classics20140828

Electronic sounds from the Hammond Organ from the 1960's to the present day performed by Jerry Allen, Keith Beckingham, Howard Beaumont and Robin Richmond.

More Entertaining Music From The Organ World20131003
More Entertaining Music From The Organ World20131003

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

More Entertaining Pieces From The Organ World20130806
More Entertaining Tunes From The Organ World20130625
More Popular Organ Recordings20130723
Music For Early Autumn20120918

Nigel Ogden with music for early autumn including tracks from the legendary Buddy Cole.

Music From The Shows20110203

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

New Cd Releases20101104

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

New Cds20120117
Nostalgia - Including Reginald Dixon And Sidney Torch20121030

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular nostalgic organ recordings including Reginald Dixon and Sidney Torch.

Organ Al Fresco20131128

Tonight's guest is British organist Carol Williams. Carol is San Diego's civic organist and is in charge of musical events featuring the magnificent open air pipe organ in Balboa Park which is about to celebrate 100 years of music making.

The organ was donated to the Californian city of San Diego in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition. This unique instrument contains 4,530 pipes ranging in length from the size of a pencil to 32 feet and is housed in an ornate vaulted structure with highly embellished gables. Since 1917 San Diego has had a civic organist who performs free weekly concerts.

Nigel's guest is Carol Williams who talks about her work as San Diego's civic organist.

Organ And Piano Combined20120724
Organ At The Movies20140327

Cinematic classics including the well known themes from Exodus, Star Wars, That's Entertainment and Things to Come.

Organ At The Movies20140327

Cinematic classics including the well known themes from Exodus, Star Wars, That's Entertainment and Things to Come.

Organs - Antipodean Style20140116

Organs From The Valleys20140918

A Welsh theme featuring noted instruments including the Willis organs of St David's Cathedral in Cardiff and the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, the Christie of the Astra Cinema in Llandudno and the former Woolwich Granada Cinema Wurlitzer which now resides in Tywyn, Mid Wales. The featured performers include Alexander Mason, John Mann and Robinson Cleaver.

Organs From The Valleys20140918

A Welsh theme featuring noted instruments including the Willis organs of St David's Cathedral in Cardiff and the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, the Christie of the Astra Cinema in Llandudno and the former Woolwich Granada Cinema Wurlitzer which now resides in Tywyn, Mid Wales. The featured performers include Alexander Mason, John Mann and Robinson Cleaver.

Organs Plus...20131107

A collection of recordings featuring the organ heard in combination with other instruments. These include a classic track from American organist John Seng performing with cornettist Bobby Hackett. And, from the archives, a rarity from the hugely popular 1930's and 40's British ensemble known as The Organ, The Dance Band and Me which was led by Billy Thorburn.

Organs Plus...20140911

The sound of organs combined with just about everything from Jack Hylton's famous dance band of the 1930's to the synthesisers of today. Featuring performances from Simon Gledhill, Brian Sharp and Charlie Balogh.

Phil Kelsall20110816

Phil Kelsall has completed 36 years in charge of the world's most famous keyboard at the Tower Ballroom Blackpool and he is there again for this summer's holiday season. Awarded the MBE earlier this year for his services to music, he talks to Nigel Ogden about the joys and pitfall of playing daily for the summer dancers and about his recent CD.

Nigel Ogden is joined by award-winning organ star Phil Kelsall MBE.

Phil Kelsall20121023

Nigel Ogden celebrates Phil Kelsall's 35 years as Principal Resident Organist at the Famous Tower Ballroom Blackpool.

Phil Kelsall And Robert Wolfe20140605

Music from two of the UK's finest theatre organists of today, Blackpool Tower Ballroom's Phil Kelsall and Robert Wolfe who has been based at Norfolk's Thursford Collection since 1981.

Pipes In The Peaks20130416

Organ pipes are not the only things shining in Thorpe Derbyshire. The Compton organ restored by David Thorp at Pipes in the Peaks, his uniquely combined classic car restoration garage and concert hall, is celebrating its 75th birthday and is looking at its best. Nigel Ogden pays a visit to find out about its history and hears from assistant organist Christian Cartright about how they've developed the organ to reflect the music of today; Nigel also gets to play a couple of numbers himself.

Pipes Meets Piano20140724

The combination of pipe organ and piano heard in works ranging from classics including Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 to standards including Hoagy Carmichael's Skylark. The featured performers include Robinson Cleaver and Patricia Rossborough recorded at Abbey Road studios as well as brothers Jonathan and Tom Scott heard in performance at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.

Popular Music From The Organ World20130716
Popular Organ Recordings20130129

Popular Organ Recordings20130129

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Popular Organ Recordings20130205
Popular Organ Recordings20130226
Popular Organ Recordings20130305
Popular Organ Recordings20130319
Popular Organ Recordings20130326
Popular Organ Recordings20130402
Popular Organ Recordings20130409
Popular Organ Recordings20130604
Popular Organ Recordings20130924
Popular Organ Recordings20150108

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world including the theme from Hawaii Five-0 from Charlie Balogh and his one man digital theatre organ.

Professor Ian Tracey (part 2)20120612

Nigel Ogden continue his conversation with Professor Ian Tracey, Organist at Liverpool Cathedral.

Promenade20140612

Light music and popular classics performed by great organists including John Seng, Jim Riggs and Simon Gledhill.

Promenade20140612

Light music and popular classics performed by great organists including John Seng, Jim Riggs and Simon Gledhill.

Rank Organisation Theatre Organs20101125

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings featuring Wurlitzers sited in cinema's now run by The Rank Organisation. We hear the famous instrument in The Odeon Leicester Square, one of the finest Wurlitzers ever built residing in the Odeon Manchester and the talents of one of the undoubted masters of the instrument, Sidney Torch playing at the Gaumont State in Kilburn.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Remembrance Day20101111

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Requests20100715

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of requests of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world. Robert Wolfe plays the Wurlitzers at South Band University and the ex-Odeon Leeds instrument, with music from the hit musical Whistle Down the Wind and song The Streets of London. John Scott-Whiteley plays the magnificent organ at York Minster and Richard Rogers meets Widor on the Wurlitzer 805 electronic.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Requests20100916
Requests20101028
Requests20110217
Requests20120821

Nigel Ogden presents entertaining pieces from the organ world with some listener requests.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Requests20121106

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ requests.

Requests20130212
Requests20141106

Nigel presents a half hour of your requests, including Reginald Dixon playing Ravel's Bolero on the Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer in Blackpool in the 1930s and Gerald Shaw playing Moon River at the Compton in the Odeon, Leicester Square.

Richard Hills20120110

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world and talks to Richard Hills about his new CD made on the 2 manual Compton organ in Southampton.

Nigel Ogden talks to Richard Hills about his new CD.

Richard Hills20130820

Nigel Ogden talks to Richard Hills about his solo organ concert the BBC 'Proms' next Monday in The Royal Albert Hall.

Rick Wakeman20110524

Rick Wakeman joins Nigel Ogden for the first of two programmes to talk about playing theatre, Hammond and cathedral organs around the world. He recalls playing the fabulous and very loud Wurlitzer in New York's Radio City Music Hall with Yes and vividly remembers playing a Hammond for the first time when only 17 at the Top Rank Watford. He actually thought the tap on the shoulder was to order him off the stage but it was followed by an impromptu audition and the offer of a job that he could only get to when his school day had finished. He looks back on his classic solo album The Six Wives of Henry Vlll which features the organ at St Giles Cripplegate in London and discusses the joys and pitfalls of playing and recording in such larger venues, sometimes with the band miles away in a studio at the same time.

Nigel Ogden talks to Rick Wakeman about playing theatre, Hammond and cathedral organs.

Rick Wakeman, Part 220110726

Rick Wakeman returns and talks to Nigel Ogden about his love/hate relationship with the Mellotrone which he used with both David Bowie and The Strawbs. He also recounts the excitement of unearthing a famous old Theatre Organ at The ABC Plymouth and of interviewing it's legendary player Dudley Savage for a TV documentary.

Rick Wakeman and Nigel Ogden talk about Mellotrones, David Bowie and Theatre Organs.

Robert Sudall And Tom Gee20130108

Robert Sudall And Tom Gee20130108

A totally different sound produced by theatre organ, double bass, drums and electric guitar features on a new ECM inspired CD.

Silently Evolving is the debut CD from student Robert Sudall and his group which is adding a contemporary twist to the sound of the famous Wurlitzer housed in the Victoria Hall, Saltaire.

Nigel Ogden talks to Robert about the EP which features five tracks of original music and which aims to present this unique, historic instrument in a contemporary jazz setting.

Robert Wolfe20100909

Nigel Ogden talks to Robert Wolfe as he celebrates 30 years at the Thursford Collection which he joined after a spell as resident organist on the wulitzer at the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.

Nigel Ogden talks to Robert Wolfe as he celebrates 30 years at the Thursford Collection.

Robin Richmond's Centenary20120703

Nigel Ogden marks the centenary of Robin Richmond, the original presenter of The Organist Entertains. By the time The Organist Entertains first appeared on Radio 2, firstly as a pilot programme in April 1969 before becoming a weekly fixture in June that year, Robin Richmond had been one of the country's foremost light entertainment organists since the 1930s and was, amongst many other things, responsible for introducing the first two Hammond organs into the UK from America in 1935. As a teenager, The Organist Entertains was compulsory listening for me each week but, more than that, Robin Richmond was always a great supporter of young players - he did much to encourage their progress and my own early broadcasts on the programme in the 1970's were thanks to Robin and his kindness.

Rochdale Town Hall Organ20130813

Nigel Ogden visits the old mill town of Rochdale which happens to have one of the finest Town Hall organs in the country and which is celebrating its centenary this year. He meets up with one of the UK's finest young players, Jonathan Scott, to talk about his CD in celebration of the anniversary and they both play music especially recorded for the programme reflecting the organ's past and some of the areas local musical personalities such as Gracie Fields and William Walton.

Saint-saens20100930
Scottish Instruments20101230

With Hogmanay in the air, Nigel Ogden features recordings of organs in various Scottish venues.

The programme first visits the McEwan Hall of Edinburgh University to hear the original 1897 instrument built by Robert Hope-Jones. He was a British organ builder and entrepreneur from the Wirral who went over to America in the early part of the 20th century and teamed up with Rudolph Wurlitzer to develop the theatre organ as we know it, which became so popular in various countries around the world.

We travel to Dundee where Gordon Stewart plays the organ in the Caird Hall and we hear Frank Olsen playing his own Trippin' Through the Rye on a very rare recording on the Hilsdon organ in the Picture House Dundee.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Seasonal Classics20141218

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular seasonal organ recordings.

September In The Rain20140904

An autumnal selection including Lullaby of the Leaves, September in the Rain and Early Autumn performed by Buddy Cole, Lyn Larsen and Robert Wolfe.

September In The Rain20140904

An autumnal selection including Lullaby of the Leaves, September in the Rain and Early Autumn performed by Buddy Cole, Lyn Larsen and Robert Wolfe.

Showtime20101007
Simon Pulham - Ipswich Light Organ Music Society20120131

Nigel Ogden talks to Simon Pulham at the Ipswich Light Organ Music Society, one of the oldest organ preservation societies in the country, which has recently celebrated it's 40th year. We hear unique recordings made on some of the restored instruments played by stars of several generations of organists.

Nigel Ogden talks to Simon Pulham at the Ipswich Light Organ Music Society

Some Entertaining Pieces From The Organ World20130514
Some Listener Requests20130521
Sounds From Sanfilippo20140501

A selection of performances from the world's largest theatre organ, the 80 rank Wurlitzer based at the Sanfilippo Foundation Collection in Barrington, Illinois. The featured organists include Carol Williams, Lyn Larsen, Ron Rhode and Simon Gledhill.

Sounds From Yorkshire20140529

Performances from some of the most notable instruments based in Yorkshire. Including the Wurlitzer at Saltaire's Victoria Hall played by Jelani Eddington and the sounds created by Roger Fisher on the mighty Foster and Andrews organ at Hull City Hall.

Sounds From Yorkshire20140529

Performances from some of the most notable instruments based in Yorkshire. Including the Wurlitzer at Saltaire's Victoria Hall played by Jelani Eddington and the sounds created by Roger Fisher on the mighty Foster and Andrews organ at Hull City Hall.

Spring Fever20140417

A musical celebration of the new season including Spring Parade, It Might As Well Be Spring and On a Spring Note.

Tales From The Chambers20141030

A selection of spooky sounds for Halloween from the organ world - including The Leroy Anderson's Phantom Regiment, This is Halloween from Danny Elfman's score for The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edwin Lemare's epic arrangement of Saint-Saens Danse Macabre performed on the Klais organ in Birmingham's Symphony Hall by Thomas Trotter.

The Best Sounds Around From The Organ World20131010
The Best Sounds Around From The Organ World20131010

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

The Northern Scene20120904

Nigel Ogden features organs from around the Manchester area, the programmes new home. We hear music from Leeds and Bolton Town Hall and from a couple of famous Wurlitzers that used to live in Manchester's Odeon and Gaumont cinemas.

Nigel Ogden features organs from around Manchester, the programme's new home.

The Organ Not Alone20130312
The Organist Entertains20090728
The Organist Entertains20090804
The Plaza Cinema20121009

in Stockport is enjoying a glorious revival, thanks to a project which has seen this superb Art-Deco masterpiece restored to exactly as it appeared when it first opened its doors to the general public in October 1932 including its original Compton organ, maintained in first-class condition. One of the masterminds behind the restoration, Gary Trinder, tells Nigel Ogden about the project and the Plaza's 80th birthday celebrations currently taking place.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee20120605

Nigel Ogden features popular music and organ classics associated with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The Scott Brothers20121016

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings and features the amazing Scott bothers on organ, piano and harmonium.

The World's Largest Organs20120925

Nigel Ogden features some of the world's largest organs including Radio City Music Hall New York and the organ of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.

The Wurlitzers Of Blackpool20150122

The sounds of Blackpool's celebrated trio of Wurlitzer Theatre Organs with recordings from the Opera House, Empress Theatre and Tower Ballroom. Plus news of the Empress Ballroom's newly installed instrument - it's first since 1970.

The Wurlitzers Of Blackpool20150122

The sounds of Blackpool's celebrated trio of Wurlitzer Theatre Organs with recordings from the Opera House, Empress Theatre and Tower Ballroom. Plus news of the Empress Ballroom's newly installed instrument - it's first since 1970.

Theatre Organ Legends20140403

Theatre Organ Legends20140403

Featuring some of the great names of the theatre organ world from the past century. These include Vic Hammett at the console of the Granada Tooting Wurlitzer and Douglas Reeve at Brighton Dome.

Plus some vintage sounds from Friday Night is Music Night founder Sydney Torch in his earlier career as organist at the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch.

Theatre Organ Legends20140403

Featuring some of the great names of the theatre organ world from the past century. These include Vic Hammett at the console of the Granada Tooting Wurlitzer and Douglas Reeve at Brighton Dome.

Plus some vintage sounds from Friday Night is Music Night founder Sydney Torch in his earlier career as organist at the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch.

Theatre Organs Of The Usa20140925

Theatre organ sounds from Detroit's Fox Theatre, California's Oakland Paramount and Radio City Music Hall's long serving Wurlitzer from New York. The featured performers include Ashley Miller, Chris Elliott and Jim Riggs.

Theatre Organs Of The Usa20140925

Theatre organ sounds from Detroit's Fox Theatre, California's Oakland Paramount and Radio City Music Hall's long serving Wurlitzer from New York. The featured performers include Ashley Miller, Chris Elliott and Jim Riggs.

There's No Place Like Home20140123

There's No Place Like Home20140123

Nigel Ogden presents music performed by theatre organ legends. These include Sydney Torch, Robinson Cleaver and Douglas Reeve who are all heard performing on theatre organs that have managed to stay in their original locations. These include Brighton Dome, Blackpool Opera House and the Granada Tooting.

Thomas Trotter20110614
Three For The Price Of One20131031
Three For The Price Of One20131031

Featuring the 'Trio con Brio' ensemble of American organists - Martin Ellis, Jonas Nordwall and Donna Parker performing on three separate instruments. Their topical selection includes some spooky Halloween sounds from their album, 'Tales from the Chambers'. We also hear from the man who shares his home with the former Leicester Square Empire Wurlitzer, legendary British theatre organist Len Rawle performing on another celebrated cinema instrument, the Kingston-Upon-Thames ABC Wurlitzer.

Three For The Price Of One20131031

Featuring the 'Trio con Brio' ensemble of American organists - Martin Ellis, Jonas Nordwall and Donna Parker performing on three separate instruments. Their topical selection includes some spooky Halloween sounds from their album, 'Tales from the Chambers'. We also hear from the man who shares his home with the former Leicester Square Empire Wurlitzer, legendary British theatre organist Len Rawle performing on another celebrated cinema instrument, the Kingston-Upon-Thames ABC Wurlitzer.

Time / Clocks20100624
Toccata - Popular Classics For Organ20140821

Popular classics for organ by great composers including J.S. Bach and Jeremiah Clarke, along with operatic themes from Puccini and Rossini performed by John Giacchi, Martin Setchell and Jonas Nordwall.

Toccata - Popular Classics For Organ20140821

Popular classics for organ by great composers including J.S. Bach and Jeremiah Clarke, along with operatic themes from Puccini and Rossini performed by John Giacchi, Martin Setchell and Jonas Nordwall.

Tom And Jonathan Scott20100826

Nigel Ogden talk to brothers Tom and Jonathan Scott whose playing in various combinations of piano, organ and harmonium is delighting audiences both here and abroad.

Nigel Ogden talk to two of today's star players, brothers Tom and Jonathan Scott.

Torch Dance20140731

Torch Dance20140731

Nigel Ogden presents works by Tchaikovsky, Williams Walton and Noel Rawsthorne. Plus a 77 year old piece of virtuosity from Quentin Maclean performing the music of Edward German at London's Trocadero Cinema at the Elephant and Castle recorded in January 1937.

Torch Dance20140731

Nigel Ogden presents works by Tchaikovsky, Williams Walton and Noel Rawsthorne. Plus a 77 year old piece of virtuosity from Quentin Maclean performing the music of Edward German at London's Trocadero Cinema at the Elephant and Castle recorded in January 1937.

Town Hall And Concert Hall Organs20110127

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings with some entertaining pieces from the organ world.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme of popular organ recordings.

Varied Sounds From The Organ World20130827
Varied Sounds From The Organ World20130917
Victoria Hall, Saltaire / Godfrey Nield, Robert Rowley And Jelani Eddington Interviews20100708
Wedding Music20110426

On Friday in Westminster Abbey, the Harrison and Harrison organ installed for the Coronation of King George VI will accompany Kate Middleton's walk down the aisle. To mark the occasion, Nigel Ogden devotes this week's show to wedding music, with requests and stories from Radio 2 listeners. He hears from a famous amateur organist Peter Skellern and Graham Eccles organist at Bangor Cathedral about the pitfalls and delights of playing for someone's 'big day'.

Nigel Ogden presents a programme devoted to wedding music.

Winds Of Change20131114

All of the organ sounds on tonight's programme have something in common. None have been produced by wind being blown through pipes! Instead, we hear some of the finest self- contained digital instruments of today plus state-of-the-art virtual theatre organ sounds which are being created via computer programmes working in conjunction with keyboards and pedals.

A wind-free show, featuring the finest digital organs of today.

Winter Wonderland20131226

More festive delights including music from San Diego civic organist Carol Williams and the mighty sounds of 2 of the UK's largest instruments situated in the cathedrals of Liverpool and St. Paul's in London.

Winter Wonderland20131226

More festive delights including music from San Diego civic organist Carol Williams and the mighty sounds of 2 of the UK's largest instruments situated in the cathedrals of Liverpool and St. Paul's in London.

Without A Song20141023

New releases from Robert Wolfe, Peter Crompton and David Halls plus classic sounds from Bryan Rodwell.

Without A Song20141023

New releases from Robert Wolfe, Peter Crompton and David Halls plus classic sounds from Bryan Rodwell.

Wurlitzer Academy At Rye College20120828

The Wurlitzer Academy at Rye College uses one of the oldest instruments in the country and provides a great opportunity for the schools pupils to try something different. Nigel Ogden talks to professional organist and teacher Michael Wooldridge and some of his pupils at the Academy about its early days, its future, and how it attracts todays generation of keyboard players. They also talk about their recent inspirational trip to an American Organ Convention in LA and demonstrate the sound of this historic organ, only the 3rd Wurlitzer ever to be brought into the country.

Michael Wooldrige and pupils at the Wurlitzer Academy at Rye College.

Wurlitzer Fanfare20141009

Cinema organ sounds from Leicester Square and Marble Arch Odeon as well as the ABC, Kingston Upon Thames performed by Donald MacKenzie, Gerald Shaw and Joseph Seal.

Wurlitzer Fanfare20141009

Cinema organ sounds from Leicester Square and Marble Arch Odeon as well as the ABC, Kingston Upon Thames performed by Donald MacKenzie, Gerald Shaw and Joseph Seal.

You Asked For It!20131024

Just some of the many requests we've had recently. These include the magnificent and powerful sounding Five Manual Willis Organ of Liverpool Cathedral and the equally impressive but contrasting sounds of Leicester Square Odeon's Five Manual Compton - still able to be heard in all the grandeur of the world famous cinema that has been the Compton's home since its opening in November 1937.

You Asked For It!20131024

Just some of the many requests we've had recently. These include the magnificent and powerful sounding Five Manual Willis Organ of Liverpool Cathedral and the equally impressive but contrasting sounds of Leicester Square Odeon's Five Manual Compton - still able to be heard in all the grandeur of the world famous cinema that has been the Compton's home since its opening in November 1937.

Young Theatre Organist Of The Year20141204

Nigel Ogden features the Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition along with popular organ recordings and some entertaining pieces from the organ world.