Final Carillon Recital Series Set for Nov. 6Nov. 3, 1998
by Richard Veit
Guest carillonneur Loyd Lott will present the seventh and final program in Baylor University's McLane Carillon 10th Anniversary recital series at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.
Lott, who serves as carillonneur of First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi, is an active member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA). He served on the GCNA's board of directors for nine years and was president of the Guild from 1983 to 1987.
The recital will open with Robert Lodine's arrangement of "Carillon" by George Frideric Handel and a suite of five pieces from the Gruytters Carillon Book of 1746.
Lott also will perform elaborate arrangements of hymns ("All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" and "Amazing Grace"), folksongs ("Londonderry Air" and "Skip to My Lou"), and children's tunes ("Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and "Chopsticks").
The performer's own arrangements of familiar movie music will include "Where Do I Begin?" (from Love Story), "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), "A Time for Us" (Romeo and Juliet), and "Moon River" (Breakfast at Tiffany's).
The program will close with the Prelude No. 5 of Matthias van den Gheyn.
The 48-bell McLane Carillon, a gift of the Drayton McLane family and the McLane Company, is located in the tower of Pat Neff Hall on the Baylor campus. One of fewer than 200 carillons in North America having a full four-octave range, the McLane Carillon was built by the Paccard Bell Foundry of Annecy, France. It was formally dedicated on Nov. 4, 1988, during Homecoming festivities on the Baylor campus.
The recital is free 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. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.