Faculty Present the Music of Eldon Obrecht Oct. 27

Oct. 22, 1999

by Richard Veit

Three faculty members in the Baylor University School of Music will perform a recital of works by composer Eldon Obrecht, professor of double bass at the University of Iowa, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Meadows Recital Hall.

Participating will be J. Christopher Buddo, associate professor of double bass and conducting; Julia Obrecht Hardie, lecturer in viola; and Brian Marks, lecturer in piano. Obrecht is Hardie's father and Buddo's former teacher.

Opening the program will be Two Preludes for Viola, written in 1982, and Double Bass, written this year.

The Suite for Double Bass, also written this year, will follow. It is in six movements: "Prelude," "Allegretto," "Capriccio," "Song," "Variation" and "Epilogue."

Obrecht's Song Cycle for Viola and Piano was written over the span of more than a half century. The earliest of its five movements dates from 1947 and the most recent from 1999.

Following intermission, Hardie and Marks will present Obrecht's Fantasy for Viola and Piano, a composition from 1978.

The program's concluding work, Sonata for Double Bass and Piano, was written in 1950.

This recital, titled "The Music of Eldon Obrecht," is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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