Simple Gifts CD
Recorded in the Spring of 2018, this is the latest album where William demonstrates his versatility as a pianist and composer. Comprised of soft, soothing and contemplative themes, and just enough romance and joy to keep you stimulated, this solo piano album is one you will play over and over. Style: new age/neo classical. Click here to here some of the music.
Kindness and Cruelty: Willa Cather in Jaffrey NH (an original musical) CD
This is a recording of the original cast (Rachel Coffin, Jocelyn Duford, and Mary Niederkorn) singing the music from the show that was nominated for Best Score at the New York Theatre Festival in 2018. Watch a video of Jocelyn performing "What Else can I do".
How Far Is It To Bethlehem? CD
Inspired by the work he did for the NorthEast Shakespeare Ensemble, this CD primarily includes William's original compositions, based on Elizabethan texts. The album as a whole "...is meant to serve as one long Elizabethan day dream." Original works for piano and vocalist. This CD is free with the purchase of any other CD.
For a list of included tracks and to hear excerpts before you buy, click here!
Phoenix is William's most diverse and inventive recording to date. All the songs are original, and feature William playing piano, hammond organ and numerous other instruments including the wine glasses. The styles range from classical to cuban to jazz to reggae. In her review for EnlightenedPiano.com, Pam Asberry said "It made me laugh; it made me cry. Truly, “Phoenix” is one of the most unique and satisfying solo piano albums I have heard in ages, and I give it my highest recommendation." To hear sound clips, click here, here or here.
A mixture of classic ragtime favorites, as well as some of William's original compositions. This CD is sure to get your feet tapping and your heart thumping! According to Kathy Parsons at Mainlypiano.com, "Ogmundson's performance is stellar!". For the full review, click here.
Pharaoh's Horses (sheet music pdf)
This piece (advanced level) was composed based on a painting by William's great grandmother. It's about the Old Testament story of Moses parting the red sea so the Israelites could pass through, and Pharaoh following them, only to have the red sea swallow him up. This painting is supposed to capture the moment when Pharaoh's horses realize that they are going to drown. Ghoulish subject material, but a great painting, and one of his favorite compositions. Click here to listen