Baylor Carillonneur to Play Memorial Carillon Recital in Remembrance of 9/11

Sept. 10, 2012
Pat Neff Hall TowerThe McLane Carillon located in the tower of Pat Neff Hall provides a backdrop of music across the campus.

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Contact: Richard Veit, (254) 710-3991

WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2012) - Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower. The program is presented in memory of those who perished in the assaults.

The recital will begin with former University Carillonneur Herbert Colvin's arrangement of the "Doxology," followed by "Andante" by Belgian baroque composer Joseph-Hector Fiocco. Geary will then perform Milford Myhre's arrangement of the Gaelic tune, "St. Columba" and the Roy Hamlin Johnson setting of William Croft's "Saint Anne."

Loyd Lott's "Passacaglia on 'Amazing Grace'" will come next, and then an arrangement by John Courter of William Henry Monk's "Abide with Me."

Geary will close the program with John Courter's "In Memoriam-September 11, 2011" and another arrangement by Roy Hamlin Johnson, the plainsong "In Paradisum."

This memorial carillon recital by Lynnette Geary is free and open to the public. Weather permitting, the public is invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to Founders Mall in front of Pat Neff Hall. Printed programs will be distributed just prior to the performance.

For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

ABOUT THE BAYLOR SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Students thrive in a Christian environment characterized by a nurturing resident faculty, an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence, a global perspective, dedication to service and devotion to faith. They investigate the rich musical and cultural heritage of the past, develop superior musical skills and knowledge in the present and explore and create new modes of musical expression for the future. While preparing for future leadership roles, students join with School of Music faculty in enhancing the quality of community life, enriching the larger culture and making Baylor a place in which heart, mind and soul coalesce. The School of Music of Baylor University is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. Degree programs leading to the bachelor of music education degree conform to certification requirements of the Texas Education Agency.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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