Baylor Woodwind Quintet to Play Nov. 8

Nov. 4, 1998

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Woodwind Quintet, comprised of five faculty members in the Baylor School of Music, will present a concert titled "Music with Friends" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in Roxy Grove Hall. David Jackson, Baylor's assistant professor of trombone, and another woodwind quintet, the Armonico Quintet of Austin, also will join the Baylor quintet.

Members of the Baylor Woodwind Quintet are Helen Ann Shanley, associate professor of flute; Doris DeLoach, professor of oboe; Richard Shanley, professor of clarinet; Kenton Moore, assistant professor of bassoon; and Margaret Robinson, assistant professor of horn. They will open the concert with "Six Miniatures for Woodwind Quintet" by the late Richard Willis, who taught composition at Baylor for 32 years. They will be joined by Jackson for a performance of Fisher Tull's "Chamber Concerto for Trombone and Woodwind Quintet."

Members of the Armonico Quintet are flutist Barbara Mahler, oboist Larry Mueller, clarinetist Martha MacDonald, bassoonist Sarah Beaver, and hornist Mike Misner. They will play Gwyneth Walker's "Braintree Quintet" based on familiar hymns of the Christian faith.

To conclude the program, the two quintets will perform a pair of compositions -- the "Petite Symphonie" of Charles Gounod and the infamous and dreaded "Octoot" of P. D. Q. Bach. The latter, a comedic brainchild of Peter Schickele, is a hilarious parody of serious woodwind music.

This "Music with Friends" concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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