Organ Students Will Present Recital April 23

April 22, 1996

by Richard Veit

Ten organ students of Joyce Jones, Baylor University's Joyce Oliver Bowden Professor of Music and Organist-in-Residence, will perform a recital at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. This recital, titled "Music for the King of Instruments," will be presented in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Guild of Organists in April of 1896 and will be played on the McLane Organ in Jones Concert Hall.

Bradley Welch, a junior from Knoxville, Tenn., will open the program with the "Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue" of Johann Sebastian Bach. Amy Duncan, a graduate student from Palmer Lake, Colo., will play Sigfrid Karg-Elert's setting of "Now Thank We All Our God." The final movement of Charles-Marie Widor's Organ Symphony No. 2 will be performed by Johanna Elliott, a freshman from Dallas.

Two pieces by Jean Langlais will come next. His "Prelude au Kyrie" will be played by Michael Mucciarone, a sophomore from Trenton, Fla., and the "Hymn d'action de grâce 'Te Deum'" will be played by Michael Stuart, a sophomore from Bradenton, Fla. Freshman Michael Conrady, of Anthony, Kan., will then present Charles Tournemire's "L'orgue mystique 51."

Max Reger's "Benedictus" will be the next work. It will be played by Man-Kit Tse, a junior from Hong Kong. Eric Mellenbruch, a senior from Corpus Christi, will perform the finale movement from Julius Reubke's "Sonata on the 94th Psalm." The familiar "Adagio for Strings" of Samuel Barber will be played, in an arrangement by William Strickland, by Paul Saik, a graduate student from Waco.

Joel Bacon, a graduate student from Colts Neck, N. J., will perform the concluding piece-the final movement from Louis Vierne's Organ Symphony No. 6.

This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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