Carillonneurs to Perform for Homecoming Oct. 25

Oct. 22, 1996

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's McLane Carillon will welcome alumni back to campus on Friday, Oct. 25, when Dr. Herbert Colvin and Lynnette Geary present a special Homecoming recital. The recital will begin at 5 p.m. and may be heard from any direction around Pat Neff Hall.

Geary, who is a carillon student of Colvin, will open the program with a "Toccata" by Johan Franco, followed by Roy Hamlin Johnson's setting of "Sleepers Awake." She will then perform some guitar music of Spanish composer Fernando Sor-two of his "Estudios"-as arranged for carillon by Ronald H. Barnes. Geary's segment will close with "Hallelujah" by Hilton J. Rufty.

Colvin, emeritus professor of Music Theory and University Carillonneur, will perform the second half of the program. He will begin with his own arrangement of the Doxology. That will be followed by settings by Milford Myhre of two familiar songs by Stephen Foster-"My Old Kentucky Home" and "Beautiful Dreamer." Colvin also will play Myhre's arrangements of the North American folksongs "Go 'Way from My Window" and "All the Pretty Little Horses."

The recital will conclude with the "Toccata for 42 Bells" by Robert Moore and then the traditional homecoming performance of Enid Eastland Markham's "That Good Old Baylor Line."

Now eight years old, the 48-bell McLane Carillon was inaugurated during Homecoming week of 1988.

This special Homecoming recital is free and open to the public. Listeners are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and printed programs will be distributed in the Founders Mall area directly in front of Pat Neff Hall. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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