Baylor Brass Quintet to Present Concert March 23

March 19, 1998

by Richard Veit

The Baylor Brass Quintet, featuring members of the Baylor University music faculty, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Monday in Roxy Grove Hall.

This chamber group is comprised of Barry Hopper, associate professor of trumpet; trumpeter Vern Sielert, director of jazz ensembles; Margaret Robinson, assistant professor of horn; David Jackson, assistant professor of trombone; and Michael Fischer, lecturer in tuba.

The concert will feature music ranging from the baroque period to the present day. The earliest piece will be "Contrapunctus IX" by Johann Sebastian Bach, which will be heard in a brass arrangement by John Glasel.

Mikhail Glinka's overture to the opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" (as arranged by Chuck Seipp) will open the program. That will be followed by Michael Allen's settings of three familiar Percy Grainger compositions--"Molly on the Shore," "Colonial Song" and "Shepherd's Hey."

The second half of the program will include music of composer Malcolm Arnold, who has written in virtually every musical form during his long career. Also featured will be John Gardner's "Theme and Variations," which dates from the year 1951. The concluding work, David Wilson's "Tarantella," is based on a traditional folkdance of southern Italy.

This concert by the Baylor Brass Quintet is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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