Kenneth J. Alford (F. J. Ricketts): Colonel Bogey (River Kwai March) -Piano Version- Markus Staab, Piano
http://www.freemusicteacher.com/ How To Play Piano: "Colonel Bogey" Piano Tutorial by Ramin Yousefi You Can Learn Piano From Basic to Advance by Watching These Music Clips The "Colonel Bogey March" is a popular march that was written in 1914 by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts (1881–1945) (a.k.a. Kenneth J. Alford), a British Army bandmaster who later became the director of music for the Royal Marines at Plymouth. Since at that time service personnel were not encouraged to have professional lives outside the armed forces, British Army bandmaster F. J. Ricketts published "Colonel Bogey" and his other compositions under the pseudonym Kenneth Alford. Supposedly, the tune was inspired by a military man and golfer who whistled a characteristic two-note phrase (a descending minor third interval About this sound Play (help·info)) instead of shouting "Fore!". It is this descending interval that begins each line of the melody. The name "Colonel Bogey" began in the later 19th century as the imaginary "standard opponent" of the Colonel Bogey scoring system, and by Edwardian times the Colonel had been adopted by the golfing world as the presiding spirit of the course. Edwardian golfers on both sides of the Atlantic often played matches against "Colonel Bogey". Bogey is now a golfing term meaning "one over par". The sheet music was a million-seller, and the march was recorded many times. At the start of World War II, "Colonel Bogey" became part of British way of life when the tune was set to a popular song: "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball" (originally "Goering Has Only Got One Ball" after the Luftwaffe leader suffered a grievous groin injury, but later reworded to suit the popular taste), with the tune becoming an unofficial national anthem to rudeness. "Colonel Bogey" was used as a march-past by the 10th and 50th Battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the latter of which is perpetuated today by The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) of the Canadian Forces who claim "Colonel Bogey" as their authorised march-past in quick time. The Colonel Bogey March melody was used for a song of The Women's Army Corps, a branch of the U.S. Army from 1943 until its absorption into the regular Army in 1978. The lyrics written by Major Dorothy E. Nielsen (USAR) were this: "Duty is calling you and me, we have a date with destiny, ready, the WACs are ready, their pulse is steady a world to set free. Service, we're in it heart and soul, victory is our only goal, we love our country's honor and we'll defend it against any foe." The march has been used in German commercials for Underberg digestif bitter since the 1970s, and has become a classic jingle there. English composer Malcolm Arnold added a counter-march, The River Kwai March, for the 1957 dramatic film The Bridge on the River Kwai, set during World War II. The two marches were recorded together by Mitch Miller as "March from the River Kwai – Colonel Bogey". Consequently, the "Colonel Bogey March" is often mis-credited as "River Kwai March". While Arnold did use Colonel Bogey in his score for the film, it was only the first theme and a bit of the second theme of Colonel Bogey, whistled unaccompanied by the British prisoners several times as they marched into the prison camp. Since the film portrayed prisoners of war held under inhumane conditions by the Japanese, there was a diplomatic row in May 1980, when a military band played "Colonel Bogey" during a visit to Canada by Japanese prime minister Masayoshi Ōhira.
Dud performs his classic Beethoven pastiche on a white Bosendorfer (the best piano in the world) on "Wogan" - Christmas, '88.
How to play the song featured heavily in the 1951 film "The Bridge on the River Kwai". Originally written by F. J. Ricketts.
My 1909 Eilers Player Piano playing the Colonet Bogey March. Recently refurbished by Flyod Chamberland and Marth Taylor From the Immortal Piano Company, Portland OR
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For SWMD Dudley Moore's famously ridiculous Beethoven Sonata Parody on the "Colonel Bogey March", played by Piers Lane. Link to the sheet music: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ll5o06 (Let me know if the link expires, this is quite an old upload!)
Current Coke Corner Disneyland piano player Ragtime Robert and former Disneyland piano player Rod Miller perform the Colonel Bogey March as a duet. Two great piano players come together to play one great song! Ragtime Robert and Rod Miller first played four handed duets 42 years ago! Ragtime Robert is the piano player that can be found several days a week at the end of Main Street USA in Disneyland at Coke Corner or the Plaza Pavilion. He can be found playing ragtime piano, Disney music, showtunes, and more! Constantly expanding his repretoire, watching Ragtime Robert play is always a new and exciting musical experience. Ragtime Robert also is extremely friendly and after spending a set watching him play the piano, you will walk away with a new friend. http://www.facebook.com/ragtimerobert Rod Miller began playing the piano at Disneyland in 1969 and continued to tickle the ivories for three and a half decades before retiring in 2006. He has a unique style influenced by Jo Anne Castle and Liberace. He does not read music but his ears make up for it as he learns countless pieces by ear and then masters them through hours of daily practice. Rod Miller is a musical legend at the Disneyland Resort who has been known and loved by millions through the years.
1916 Stroud Pianola meets Canon HD Video Camera-Colonel Bogey March played by Frank Milne. A QRS Roll number 33372; This was recorded using a Canon HF S21 HD Camera using a Canon 5.1 surround microphone and encoded into Microsoft Windows Media with Dolby 5.1 surround. Skip to half time for Mandolin mode.