Baylor University’s two most prominent faculty quintets, The Baylor Winds and The Baylor Brass, will present a joint recital on Wednesday, November 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. Members of The Baylor Winds are flutist Charlotte Daniel, oboist Doris DeLoach, clarinetist Jun Qian, bassoonist Ann Shoemaker, and hornist Jeffrey Powers. Members of The Baylor Brass are trumpeters Wiff Rudd and Mark Schubert, hornist Jeffrey Powers, trombonist Brent Phillips, and tubist Kent Eshelman.
Opening the program will be the wind players to perform Woodwind Quintet No. 2 by Uruguayan-born American composer Miguel del Águila. A three-time Grammy nominee, Águila wrote this piece in 1994. Its four movements are: “In Heaven,” “Back in Time,” “Under the Earth,” and “Far Away.”
Following intermission, The Baylor Brass will begin their portion of the recital with Morceau symphonique, Op. 88, of French composer Alexandre Guilmant. Written in 1902 for Le Concours du Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris, Guilmant conceived the piece for tenor trombone and piano. The Baylor recital will present an arrangement for brass quintet by David Marlatt, with Brent Phillips as the featured soloist.
The program will close with The Baylor Brass playing The Golden Section from 1993 by English composer Jim Parker, who is famous for scoring such television series as "Midsomer Murders" and "Foyle’s War." Parker based the six movements of this piece on famous paintings by Goya, Whistler, Seurat, Manet, Hopper, and Mondrian.
The recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.