Iowa State University MUSIC

Edgar W. and Margaret MacDonald Stanton Memorial Carillon


 


PROGRAM

From Don Giovanni

La Ci Darem La Mano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)
arr. William De Turk

 

 

From Concerto Grosso*, Op. 6, No. 1

Allegro
Adagio

George Frideric Handel
(1685-1759)
arr. John R. Knox

 

 

From Ciudad e Romanza*

Devil's Backbone

Karel Keldermans
(b. 1950)

 

 

Classical Country Dances No. 6
Andante Cantabile
Sarabande

Ronald Barnes
(1927-1997)

 

 

From A Summer Serenade (2012)*

Promenade
Burlesque
Melancholic Waltz

Geert D'hollander
(b. 1963)

From Three Anglo-American Folksongs

Billy Boy

Ronald Barnes
(1927-1997)

* written for the duet team of George Gregory and Julianne Vanden Wyngaard.



Program notes

The Handel arrangment by John Knox was finished in September, 2013. Handel scored it for a concertino trio of two violins and violoncello and a ripieno four-part string orchestra with harpsichord continuo.

Ciudad e Romanza by Karel Keldermans has three movements and was composed in 2013. The other two movements are titled Fiesta San Antonio & Cuatro Manos Råpidas. One of Texas' most scenic drives is the "Devil's Backbone," a winding, razor-backed ridge in a large rural area in northeastern San Antonio that seems to have more ghosts and other strange spirits than any other place in the United States. It is peppered with ghost stories and apparitions of Spanish monks, Native Americans, Confederate soldiers and others.

Geert D'hollander's A Summer Serenade has five movements and was written “In Fond Remembrance of John Courter (1941-2010).” It was composed in Antwerp & Lake Wales in the Autumn & Winter of 2011-2012. The first two movements (Promenade & Siciliana) were first performed at the 2012 Bok International Carillon Festival and at the 2012 GCNA Congress in Clemson, S.C. Burlesque was premiered in 2013 at St. Mary's of Redford Church, Detroit, MI. Melancholic Waltz & Pizzicato were premiered in 2013 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Billy Boy by Ronald Barnes is from Three Anglo-American Folksongs (which caution against some of the perils of falling in love).