Nigel Ogden - The Organist Entertains

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A Look Back At 201220130101

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.

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.

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 World20131017

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Organ At The Movies20140327

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

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.

Popular Organ Recordings20130129

Promenade20140612

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

Robert Sudall And Tom Gee20130108

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.

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.

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 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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.