Carillon Festival 2007


CampanileCarillon Festival 2007
Saturday, April 14
Stanton Memorial Carillon

sponsored by the Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation.

Schedule of Events


10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Carillon Masterclass*
Don Cook, guest carillonneur


12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Picnic Lunch** and Carillon Concert***

Program featuring Jeffrey Prater's Interfusions, and winning composition of the 2007 Carillon Composition Competition.

Central Campus. 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Jeffrey Prater, guest composer

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Carillon Recital***
Don Cook, guest carillonneur
Central Campus.


Selections from Repertorium

Menuet a quatre
Marche van de Begynen
Two Menuets

Johannes De Gruytters
arr. Albert C. Gerken


Theme and Variations on Au clair de la lune

Matteo Carcassi
arr. Don Cook

Summer Fanfares (1956)

Roy Hamlin Johnson

Selections from Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Im wunderschön Monat Mai
(In the wondrous month of May)
Aus meinen Tränen spriessen
(From my tears burst)
Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'
(When I gaze into your eyes)
Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
(In the Rhine, the holy river)
Und wüssten's die Blumen
(If only the flowers could know)
Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
(A lad loves a girl)
Allnächtlich im Traume
(All night in dreams I see you)
Die alten, bösen Lieder
(The old and evil songs)

Robert Schumann
arr. John C. Ellis




Ask, Ask from Five Fantasies on
Romanian Carols (2002)

Neil Thornock

Variations on Were You There

African-American Spiritual
arr. Don Cook


Chris Bos


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campanile Tours.


* Registration Required. LIVE Webcast Events.
** Registration Required.
*** Free and Open to the Public.


Pre-registration is required. Please complete and return the form with $15.00 registration fee by Friday, April 6, 2007, to ISU Carillon Festival, Department of Music, 149 Music Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011. Webcast participants will receive instruction about how to logon before the events. For further information, contact Tin-Shi Tam at (515) 294-2911 or e-mail:

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Don CookDon Cook joined the organ faculty of Brigham Young University in 1991. In that capacity he serves as organ area coordinator, as university carillonneur, and oversees the group organ program. Formerly he held associate organist/choirmaster positions at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and at First United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas. He toured Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia with the Lubbock choir, and accompanied the Parish Choir of Christ Church Cranbrook on a singing tour of England.

After earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ at Brigham Young University, he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance from the University of Kansas. His principal organ teachers were J.J. Keeler at BYU and James Moeser at KU. For many years he served as head of the instrumental area for the BYU Workshop on Church Music, and directs the annual BYU Organ Workshop, founded in 2002. He appears frequently as a Guest Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Cook studied carillon with Albert Gerken while pursuing doctoral studies in organ at the University of Kansas. He became a full member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 1984, and has performed actively throughout North America since that time. He has served on the Board of Directors and as chair of the Music Publications Committee for the Guild. Carillon performances include a concert tour of Holland in 1990, and a recital tour of east-coast carillons in the summer of 1992. In 1994 he hosted the annual Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America at Brigham Young University.

He has developed and published the first multimedia organ tutorial for pianists, OrganTutor Organ 101 in several versions. The tutorial is used for private and group instruction, BYU Independent Study courses, and by individuals in at least nine countries.


Jeffrey PraterJeffrey L. Prater teaches in the Department of Music at Iowa State University, where he is professor of music, chair of the music theory division, and past director of the ISU Chamber Singers. He holds the Ph.D. degree in music composition from The University of Iowa, Master of Music from Michigan State University, and his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University. He has written over seventy works in various genres, and has pieces published by G. Schirmer, E.C. Schirmer, Bourne, ALRY Publications, and Pro-Motion Music, and Cornucopia Press. Among his principal teachers are: William Bergsma, Richard Hervig, H. Owen Reed, and Gary C. White. In addition to his position at Iowa State University where he has served on the faculty for nearly thirty years, Prater has taught at The University of Washington, University of Northern Michigan, University of Wisconsin Center - Marinette and Michigan State University. In 2002 he was named a Master Teacher by the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and in 2003 ISU named him a Distinguished Scholar in the Arts and Humanities.

Prater's musical compositions are performed in Iowa, throughout the U.S. and internationally. As both composer and conductor, he participated in two important international music festivals held in the Germany in 1995 and 2000. In 2003 he was nominated by the Koenigsberg Foundation in Duisberg, Germany for the Grawemeyer Prize in Music Composition (one of the most prestigious international competitions for new musical works) for his oratorio Veni Creator Spiritus. In August 2005, the Kaliningrad (Russia) Symphony Orchestra performed an entire concert of his recent orchestral compositions as a part of a summer-long festival commemorating the 750th year since the founding of the city of Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad. In support of this concert, Prater received an F.W. Miller Foundation Grant that helped defray the costs of bringing professional American soloists to Russia for the performance.

Along with his work as a composer, Prater has also taken a strong interest in the pedagogy of music theory (especially in the areas of history of music theory and analysis for performers). He regularly visits and spent one year living and working in the Federal Republic of Germany. He has translated two book-length musicological treatises by living authors from German into English: The Study of Harmony: an historical perspective by Diether de la Motte (W.C. Brown, 1991) and J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue: the work and its interpretation by renowned German musicologist, Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht (Iowa State University Press, 1993). During Fall Semester 2005, Prater served as a U.S. State Department Fulbright Scholar at Emmanuel Kant Russian State University in Kaliningrad, where he lectured on topics concerning musical culture in the United States.