Carillon Series Presents Student Performers May 4

April 29, 1998

by Richard Veit

The McLane Carillon Tenth Anniversary Recital Series will continue Monday with a performance by four students of Dr. Herbert Colvin, university carillonneur. The recital will begin at 5 p.m. in the Pat Neff Hall Tower on the campus of Baylor University.

The program will open with a group of pieces played by Michelle Scarrott, a senior from Simi Valley, Calif. She will play three short compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, "Musette," "We Have a New Burgomaster" and "Bist du bei mir" followed by "Ring, Sweet Bells So Merrily" from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.

Christopher Crook, a graduate student from Amory, Miss., will present Bach's familiar "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," the German folksong "Widele, Wedele" and the American folksong "Oh, Shenandoah."

Candace Weddle, a junior from Greenville, will perform "Variations on a Danish Melody" by Leen't Hart and Matthias van den Gheyn's Prelude No. 10.

The final carillonneur will be Michael Conrady, a junior from Anthony, Kan. He will play Milford Myhre's "Prelude on 'The King's Majesty'," "On the San Antonio River" by Robert Byrnes and "Changes" by Gary White.

A gift of the Drayton McLane family and the McLane Company Inc. of Temple, the McLane Carillon debuted 10 years ago during Baylor's Homecoming festivities. This splendid instrument is one of fewer than 200 carillons on the entire North American continent with a range of four octaves or more.

Monday's recital is free of charge and open to the public. Weather permitting, listeners are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and printed programs will be distributed on Founders Mall in front of Pat Neff Hall.

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