Ogden, Nigel: At Your Service
Fifteen Practical Voluntaries for Church Organists.
Easy liturgical organ music in an accessible modern style is always welcome, and Nigel Ogden, well-known contributor to Stainer & Bell’s ‘Light Organ’ series and host of ‘the Organist Entertains’ on BBC Radio 2, has composed fifteen new pieces for use within the communion service or other acts of worship. They are suitable both for traditional and electronic keyboard instruments, and may be performed on single or multi-manuals, with the bass played optionally on pedals as desired. There are fanfares and festal voluntaries to accompany the dramatic high-points of the liturgy, as well as tranquil melodies for reposeful moments of meditation and private devotion, plus preludes on familiar hymns to collect the thoughts of the whole congregation. Flexibility is the watchword of At Your Service, which offers a really practical contribution to the repertoire of useful music for church organists.