Carillon Recital by Herbert Colvin Set for March 25

March 24, 1997

by Richard Veit

Dr. Herbert Colvin, emeritus professor of music theory and university carillonneur, will present a faculty recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, on the McLane Carillon, which is housed in the tower of Pat Neff Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Colvin holds a bachelor's degree from Baylor, a master's degree from the University of Colorado and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. He has been a member of the Baylor music faculty for nearly 40 years, since the fall of 1957.

He will begin the program with his own arrangement of the Doxology. That will be followed by the "Preludio No. 1" of Matthias van den Gheyn, the Theophil Rusterholz arrangement of Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze," and the "Notule No. 1" of Emilien Allard.

The central portion of the recital will consist of settings by Milford Myhre of five American Folksongs ("Poor Wayfaring Stranger," "Go 'Way from My Window," "All the Pretty Little Horses," "Shenandoah," and "The Wonderful Crocodile"), and then Myhre's arrangement for carillon of two familiar songs by Stephen Foster, "My Old Kentucky Home" and "Beautiful Dreamer." Colvin also will play three hymn tunes-Beverly Buchanan's arrangement of "Fairest Lord Jesus" and his own setting of "Amazing Grace" and "The Master Hath Come."

The recital will conclude with the "Toccata for 42 Bells" by Robert Moore and Enid Eastland Markham's "That Good Old Baylor Line."

The 48-bell McLane Carillon was a gift of the Drayton McLane family and the McLane Company, Inc., of Temple. Dedicated as part of homecoming festivities on November 4, 1988, the instrument is among the fewer than 200 carillons on the entire North American continent with a range of four octaves or more.

This faculty recital is free of charge and open to the public. Listeners are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and printed programs will be distributed on Founders Mall in front of Pat Neff Hall. For more information, call the School of Music at 755-3991.

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