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CARILLON RECITAL

Lucy Dechéne, Carillonneur

Albany City Hall, Albany NY

Sunday August 25, 2002 at 3 p.m.

PROGRAM1

  1. The Bells of Hell (American Salvationist Hymn)……………………….arr. T. Rusterholz
  2. More Love (Shaker Hymn)………………………………………………….arr. R. Barnes

    Prelude on The King’s Majesty……………………………………………...arr. M. Myhre

  3. Prelude on The Luray Chime……………………………………………….…… J. Franco
  4. Chicopee, Massachusetts……………………………………………………..R. Vanstreels

  5. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen (Black Spiritual)……………….arr. C.G.B. Garrett
  6. Poor Wayfaring Stranger (Appalachia)……………………………………...arr. M. Myhre

    Shenandoah (U.S. Cavalry Song)……………………………………………..arr. M. Myhre

    The Wonderful Crocodile (Nova Scotia)……………………………………arr. M. Myhre

    Cossack March (Russia)……………………………………………………arr. L. Dechéne

    Evening Bells (Russia)……………………………………………………..arr. L. Dechéne

    Volga Boatmen (Russia)…………………………………………………...arr. L. Dechéne

    Vive la canadienne (Quebec)…………………………………………………arr. E. Allard

    Greensleeves (England)……………………………………………………….arr. L. t’Hart

    Skye Boat Song (Scotland)…………………………………………………….arr. J. Knox

    Sakura, Sakura (Japan)…………………………………………………...arr. R. Vanstreels

  7. Summertime……………………………………………….…….G. Gershwin/arr. J. Knox
  8. Marche Funèbre d’une Marionette…………………………...C. Gounod/arr. L. Dechéne

    Three Blind Mice…………………………………………………….…….arr. L. Dechéne

  9. Scherzo………………………………………………………………………B. J. Franssen
  1. The ringing of a single bell denotes the selection(s) to be played.

Dr. Lucy Dechéne is a professor of mathematics at Fitchburg State College and visiting carillonneur at Norwood Town Hall in Massachusetts. She studied carillon under Professor Lowell Smith (an honors graduate of the Dutch Carillon School) and Patti Ouimette while working on her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of California, Riverside. She passed her exams to become a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 1977. Dr. Dechéne has given many carillon recitals in North America and Europe. Some of her composed works for carillon, organ, woodwind ensemble, chorus and symphony orchestra have been performed in California, Massachusetts, New York and Europe. In 1996 Fitchburg State College commissioned her to write a march for its centennial. Her "Centennial March" has been played as the recessional for graduation at Fitchburg State College ever since.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography of Lucy Dechéne

Dr. Lucy Dechéne is a professor of mathematics at Fitchburg State College and visiting carillonneur at Norwood Town Hall in Massachusetts. She is also assistant organist and choir director at Immaculate Conception Parish in Fitchburg.

Dr. Dechéne studied piano under Theresa Schneider in California. She studied organ under Dr. Wyatt Insko (San Francisco Conservatory) and music composition under Dr. Mack Crooks (Lone Mt. College) while majoring in mathematics at the University of San Francisco. She studied carillon under Professor Lowell Smith (a graduate of the Dutch Carillon School) and Patti Ouimette while working on her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of California, Riverside. She passed her national exam to become a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 1977.

Dr. Dechéne has given many carillon recitals in North America and Europe. Some of her composed works for carillon, organ, woodwind ensemble, chorus and symphony orchestra have been performed in California, Massachusetts, New York and Europe. In 1996 Fitchburg State College commissioned her to write a march for its centennial. Her "Centennial March" has been played as the recessional for graduation at Fitchburg State College ever since. The Immaculate Conception Choir premiered her most recent work, an arrangement of the shape-note hymn Wondrous Love in Fitchburg, MA on Good Friday.