Memorial Carillon Recital at Baylor Commemorates 12th Anniversary of 9-11

Sept. 10, 2013

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Contact: Lori Fogleman, (254) 710-6275

WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2013) - As the nation pauses to reflect on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a recital in memory of those who perished in the assaults at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower.

The recital will begin with former University Carillonneur Herbert Colvin's arrangement of the "Doxology," followed by "In Memoriam--September 11, 2011" by John Courter.

A set of hymns associated with the armed forces will come next. These will consist of "God of Our Fathers" (Army), "Almighty Father, Strong to Save" (Navy), "From the Halls of Montezuma" (Marines), and "Lord, Guide and Guard the Men Who Fly" (Air Force).

Also to be heard are Milford Myhre's arrangement of the Gaelic tune, "St. Columba" and the Herbert Colvin setting of "Amazing Grace."

Closing the program will be an arrangement by John Courter of William Henry Monk's "Abide with Me" and Roy Hamlin Johnson's arrangement of 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 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.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Our 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, the 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.

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