Halloween Organ Concert Set for Oct. 28

Oct. 27, 1997

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Organ Department will present its seventh annual Halloween Organ Concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Roxy Grove Hall. This fun-filled event, a growing tradition on the Baylor campus, features costumed student and faculty performers in a program of spooky Halloween music designed for the "King of Instruments."

This year's concert will open with Ludwig van Beethoven's "Turkish March" (part of the incidental music he wrote for the play The Ruins of Athens). There will also be music by Johann Strauss, Jr. (waltzes from his opera Die Fledermaus), Camille Saint-Saëns (Danse Macabre), Johann Sebastian Bach (Toccata and Fugue in D Minor), and Maurice Ravel (three movements from the ballet Mother Goose).

Other pieces will be Rex, the King of Instruments by Daniel Burton, Playing Footsie and Parade by Gordon Young, Boléro by Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély, and The Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson.

The audience is invited to come in costume, and the performers will give out candy throughout the concert. The dancing skeletons, popular in past Halloween concerts, are expected to make a return visit to Roxy Grove Hall.

As always, this year's Halloween Organ Concert is produced by Dr. Joyce Jones, Baylor's Joyce Oliver Bowden Professor of Music and Organist-in-Residence. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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