Fogg prepared and directed a number of musical broadcasts on CNRM radio and later on the CBC. He was arranger and conductor for the Canadian Victor Talking Machine Co and a pioneer in composition and synchronization for Associated Screen News. In 1933 Fogg attempted to create his own music union and succeeded in opening several branches across Canada. During production of his Canadian cameo 'Shadow River,' which featured a performance of Fogg and the Associated Screen News Orchestra, a complaint was made against him for using non-union members. In the end Fogg's union venture failed.
In 1934 he wrote the music for the documentary Rhapsody in Two Languages, considered the first original composition for a Canadian film. Among Fogg's symphonic suites, Remembrance Day was published by North American Music; Land of Beautiful Waters, Laurentian Suite, and Symphonic Suite were never published. He also composed works for small orchestra and for band, a Sonata in D for violin and piano, piano pieces such as Thought at Eventide (G. Schirmer), Wanatea 'Indian Intermezzo' (W. Rolfe), Valse Sybil (Turcot), and art songs published by Thompson, Sprague-Coleman, and Turcot. Some of his manuscripts are held at the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec in Montreal.
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