Organ Music on Radio


Colours of the King 2MBS-FM 102.5MHz

Broadcast on the second Saturday of every month from 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Prepared and presented on behalf of the Organ Music Society of Sydney by Andrew Grahame

Andrew Grahame advises that his programme "The Theatre Pipe Organ - Seriously" will return in 2005. Initially this programme was terminated at the end of 2004 due to major programming changes within 2MBS-FM. However many of these proposed changes have since been reversed following the resolutions passed at the recent AGM of the Music Broadcasting Society.

"The Theatre Pipe Organ - Seriously" will resume in March at the new timeslot of 6.30 pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month. There will be no broadcasts in January or February - the first of the new series will be on March 19.

"Colours of the King" which is presented on behalf of the Organ Music Society of Sydney will continue unchanged at 6 pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month.



Colours of the King 2MBS-FM 102.5MHz

2006 programs


8th January 2005

6.00 pm
The Virtuosity of Edwin Lemare
compositions by Lemare played by Frederick Hohman

Fantaisie Fugue Op. 48
Scherzo Fugue Op. 102
Lullaby Op. 81
Sonata No 1 in F Op. 95
Andantino in D flat ("Moonlight and Roses")

12th February 2005

6.00 pm
The Flentrop organ at Harvard University
an all-Bach programme played by John Ayr

Toccata & Fugue in D minor (Dorian) BWV 538
Chorale Preludes:
* "Jesu, meine Freude" BWV 610
* "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross" BWV 622
* "Christe, aller welt trost" BWV 670
* "An Wasserflüssen Babylon" BWV 653b
Prelude & Fugue in E minor (Wedge) BWV 548

12th March 2005

6.00 pm
Highlights from the inaugural concert for the new Mander organ at Sydney Grammar School

This is a 2MBS-FM recording (Greg Simmons and Greg Ghavalas - recording engineers)

JS Bach - Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532
Elgar - Vesper Voluntaries Op 14 (Intro, 1, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Poulenc - Concerto in G minor for Organ, Strings and Timpani*

Organist - Robert Wagner
* with Sydney Grammar School Orchestra cond. Rita Fin

19th March 2005

6.30 pm
The Theatre Pipe Organ - Seriously

(first programme of new series)

A programme of waltzes
Waltz from "The Pink Lady" (Joseph Seal)
Strauss - The Blue Danube (Lyn Larsen)
Strauss - Wine, Women and Song (Joseph Seal)
Strauss - The Emperor Waltz (Chris Elliot)


9th April 2005

6.00 pm
Highlights from the concert given by the young French organist Vincent Dubois on the Puget organ at Rose Bay

This is a 2MBS-FM recording (Greg Simmons and Greg Ghavalas - recording engineers)

Franck - Chorale No 3 in A minor
Vierne - Naiades
Franck - Prelude, Fugue and Variation
Vierne - Allegro Vivace and Final from Symphony No 1 in D minor
Dubois - improvisation on submitted themes


16th April 2005

6.30 pm
The Theatre Pipe Organ - Seriously

Satie - Gymnopedie No 1 (Robert Wolfe)
Lehar - Frasquita Serenade (George Wright)
Sibelius - Finlandia (George Blackmore)
Johnson - If I could be with you one hour tonight (Fats Waller)
How Great Thou Art (Lyn Larsen)
Strauss - Radetsky March (Lyn Larsen)


14th May 2005

6.00 pm
Organ Music of the French Baroque

Clerambault – Suites on the First and Second Tones
D’Agincour – Suites on the Second and Fifth Tones

(Marie-Claire Alain)

21st May 2005

6.30 pm
The Theatre Pipe Organ - Seriously

British Light Music of the mid 20th Century

Clive Richardson - Melody on the Move (Simon Gledhill)
Andrew Fenner - Gremlin in the Galley (David Shepherd)
Haydn Wood – Sketch of a Dandy (Simon Gledhill)
Billy Mayerl – Autumn Crocus (Simon Gledhill)
Bobby Pagan – Canyon Caballero (Simon Gledhill)
Noel Coward – selection (Richard Hills)


11th June 2005

6.00 pm
Martin Rein at Sydney University
(2MBS recording, 18/7/04)

JS Bach – Concerto in C Major BWV 594 (3rd Movement)
JS Bach – “Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele”
Chorale (BWV 180) and Chorale Prelude (BWV 654)
JS Bach - “Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend”
Chorale (BWV 726) and Chorale Prelude (BWV 655)
M Rein – Improvisation
Reger – Fugue Op 80 No 12
Reger – Gigue Op 80 No 4
Durufle – Toccata from Suite Op 5

18th June 2005

6.30 pm
American 20th Century Light Opera

George Gershwin – “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess
(Jean Martyn)
Jerome Kern – Showboat Symphonic Suite
(Jelani Eddington)


9th July 2005

6.00 pm
Australian organs and organists

Karg-Elert – Praeambulum Festivim Op 64(II) No 4B
(Harold Fabrikant at St Peter’s Cathedral Adelaide)
Alcock – Introduction and Passacaglia
(June Nixon at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne)
Wills – Variations on a Carol “I sing the birth”
(Michael Dudman at Newcastle Cathedral)
Jackson – Toccata, Chorale and Fugue Op 16
(David Drury at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne)

16th July 2005

6.30 pm
Ronald Hanmer – Pastorale (“Blue Hills” radio theme)
(John Giacchi)
Lionel Bart – selection from “Oliver”
(Russell Holmes)
Marie Cowan (arr) - Waltzing Matilda
(Chris McPhee)
Oliphant Chuckerbutty – Paean – A Song of Triumph
(John Atwell)


13th August 2005

6.00 pm
Bach transcriptions for organ and guitar
Peter Hurford (organ), John Williams (guitar)

Italian Concerto (1st movement)
Chorale Prelude “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”
Trio Sonata for Organ No 6 in G major
Gigue from French Suite No 5
Adagio from Sonata IV for violin and continuo
Allemande from French Suite No 6
Adagio from Pastorale in F for organ
Trio in G major for organ
Gavotte and Musette from English Suite No 3
Gigue Fugue in G major for organ

20th August 2005

6.30 pm
Saint-Saens – “The Aquarium” from Carnival of the Animals
(Chris McPhee)
Tchaikowsky – selections from the Nutcracker Suite
(Henry Croudson)
Tchaikowsky – 1812 Overture
(Quentin Maclean)
Dvorak – Slavonic Dance No 2
(Lyn Larsen)


9th September 2005

6.00 pm
"Theme and Variations"

WT Best - Concert Fantasia on a Welsh March
(Mark Quarmby at St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney)

J Bonnet - Variations de Concert Op. 1
(Michael Dudman at Sydney Opera House)

EH Lemare - Concert Fantasie and Variations on "Hanover"
(Frederick Hohman at the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ,
Portland, Maine)

WT Best - Introduction, Variations and Fugue on
"God Save the Queen"
(Robert Ampt at Sydney Town Hall)

No "The Theatre Organ" program this month owing to the Radiothon


8th October 2005

6.00 pm
Handel Organ Concertos
Historic and controversial recordings by E Power Biggs with the
London Philharmonic Orchestra from the late 1950's.

Organ Concerto in G minor Op 4 No 1
Organ Concerto in B flat major Op 4 No 2
Organ Concerto in F major Op 4 No 4
Organ Concerto in F major Op 4 No 5

15th October 2005

6.30 pm
"The Theatre Organ"

Eric Coates - Calling All Workers (Margaret Hall)
Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 (Reginald Foort)
Leroy Anderson - Belle of the Ball (Gerald Shaw)
Fats Waller - Honeysuckle Rose (Dan Bellomy)
Bedrich Smetana - Dance of the Comedians (Jonas Nordwall)


12th November 2005

6.00 pm
Winners of the Sydney Organ Competition 2005
Recorded in concert Saturday June 18, 2005
At the Great Hall, University of Sydney

Sarah Kim - Trio Sonata No 6 in G major BWV 530 – JS Bach
- Final (from “Hommage a Stravinsky”) - Naji Hakim

Peter Guy - Chorale No 1 in E major – Cesar Franck

Alistair Nelson - Lt/Lve – Peggy Polias
- Variations on “America” - Charles Ives

A 2MBS-FM recording
Sound Engineer – Greg Ghavalas


19th November 2005

6.30 pm
“The Theatre Organ”
(new programme title)

Glinka – Overture to “Russlan and Ludmilla” (Simon Gledhill)
Sibelius – Finlandia (Jonas Nordwall)
Puccini – Musetta’s Waltz Song (Tony Fenelon)
Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries (David Wickerham)


10th December 2005

6.00 pm
“Christmas Rediscovered”

(a programme of oft-overlooked organ gems for the seasons of Advent and Christmas)

John Walker at the Reuter organ (1994) in the
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh.

Karg-Elert - “Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme” Op 65 No 33
Richard Purvis (arr) - Greensleeves
Messiaen - Les Enfants de Dieu (from 'La Nativite')
Barr - Lullaby on 'Silent Night'
Gigout - Rhapsodie dur des Noels
JS Bach - Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch' BWV 769
Dethier - Variations on 'Adeste Fideles'

16th December 2005

6.30 pm

“The Theatre Organ”

Music for Christmas

W G James - Australian Christmas Carols (David Johnson)
J S Bach - Chorale Prelude 'In Dulci Jubilo' (Tom Hazelton)
Richard Purvis (arr) - Wee Lambs in the Heather (Tom Hazelton)
Langlais - 'La Nativite' (Tom Hazelton)
Richard Purvis (arr) - Carol Rhapsody (Tom Hazelton)

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