Danish Carillonneur Performs at Baylor Set for June 23

June 17, 1999

by Richard Veit

Highly regarded keyboard artist, Ulrik R. Damm, will play on Baylor University's McLane Carillon at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 23.

Damm is carillonneur at St. Mortens Lutheran Church in Randers, Denmark, where he also serves as organist and choirmaster. A native of Silkeborg, Jutland, he studied with Peter Langberg and Ann-Kirstene Christiansen at the Danish Carillon School in Logumkloster, as well as with Jacques Lannoy in Douai, France.

Damm's repertoire encompasses music of the old Flemish masters, contemporary compositions, and his own arrangements of folk songs from many European countries and the United States.

His recital will open with four of his own arrangements for carillon: "Jesus-Christ s'habille en pauvre," "Sov sodt, barnlille," "Sicilienne" and "Jag vet en dejlig rose."

Afterwards he will play two preludes by the noted 18th-century Flemish composer, Matthias van den Gheyn, followed by John Courter's arrangement for carillon of Antonín Dvorák's Slavonic Dance, Op. 72, No. 2 (originally for two pianos).

Seven more of Damm's arrangements will follow, as he presents Jules Massenet's "Mélodie," Paul McCartney's "When I'm 64," one of Erik Satie's "Gnossiennes," Mauro Giuliani's "Capriccio for Guitar," Hans Christian Lumbye's "Lille potpourri," Johannes de Gruytters's "Menuet" and an American folk song called "I'm Goin' to Leave Ol' Texas Now." The program will conclude with an arrangement by Leen 't Hart of composer Oluf Ring's "Klokken slär."

This carillon 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.

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