A selection of performance, written, audio and video material 
with which Nigel has been involved.

   HEAVY METAL     A short film documentary about the anvils in Wagner's Das Rheingold can be seen here...

  IN REHEARSAL     Sir Simon Rattle prepares the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Nigel's award-winning short documentary In Rehearsal which can be viewed here...

   CHEERFUL FUNDRAISING     The ROH Staff & Artists in-house charity fundraising version of Is This The Way To Amarillo? can be seen here... 

  THE NIBELUNGEN MARCH      Performed at the memorial concert held in 2003 for ROH timpanist Alan Taylor MBE, the Wind Band of the ROH Orchestra takes just four minutes to get through the 'bullet points' of Wagner's Ring Cycle.  Conducted by Sir Edward Downes, the arrangement by Bayreuth bandmaster Gottfried Sonntag can be viewed here...

   MEMORIAL CONCERTS      Over the years, distinguished colleagues and friends sadly leave us for the great opera house in the sky.   Their memorial concerts held at Covent Garden pay testimony to the great respect in which they were held.   

The whole of the 2003 concert for veteran timpanist Alan Taylor can be viewed here - it's an hour long and his tribute website can be found here.

The 2005 big band concert for timpanist Norman Taylor can be viewed here - it's eighty minutes long and includes a spectacular arrangement of The Ride of the Valkyries!  Norman's tribute website can be found here. 

  LIBER AMICORUM : BERNARD HAITINK       A chapter written for the 'Book of Friendship' compiled by Paul Korenhof for the 70th birthday of Royal Opera Music Director Bernard Haitink can be read here...

  CAN WE HAVE SOME HONESTY PLEASE?       A short guide to the less normal percussion instruments that are sometimes seen in the orchestra pit can be read here...

  DIARY : USA TOUR '99    A journal written during the ROH Orchestra's coast-to-coast tour of the USA can be read here...

  DIARY : THE ROH REOPENS   A journal written for Classical Music magazine during the lead-up to the re-opening of the Royal Opera House after two years of refurbishment closure can be read here...

  The Organ-playing Hobby    The famous Widor Toccata played on the organ of Sanderstead United Reformed Church in Surrey, England can be heard here...  [MP3 file - 10.5mb]