University Carillonneur to Perform Memorial Recital on 9/11

Sept. 6, 2011

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Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital on the 10th anniversary the terrorist attacks of 2001 beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. The program of music, presented in memory of those who perished in the attacks, will be performed on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower.

The recital will begin with former University Carillonneur Herbert Colvin's arrangement of the "Doxology," followed by "A Somber Pavan" by Ronald Barnes.

A set of hymns associated with the U.S. Armed Forces will come next, as Geary performs "God of Our Fathers" (Army), "From the Halls of Montezuma" (Marines), "Lord, Guide and Guard the Men Who Fly" (Air Force) and "Almighty Father, Strong to Save" (Navy).

Geary also will perform the Roy Hamlin Johnson setting of William Croft's "Saint Anne," an arrangement by Colvin of "Amazing Grace" and John Courter's "In Memoriam--September 11, 2001."

Closing the program will be another arrangement by Johnson, the plainsong "In Paradisum."

The memorial carillon recital is free and open to the public. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to Founders Mall in front of Pat Neff Hall. Printed programs will be distributed just prior to the performance.

For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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