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Friends of the Albany City Carillon, Inc.

Carillon Concert

Sponsored by Fleet

July 4, 2001, 2 PM, Albany City Hall

Peter Langberg, Denmark

The Bourdon Bell will ring 13 times at 2PM as part of Let Freedom Ring

01. "American music from 3 centuries":

Eighteenth Century:

John S. Schmidt (M.Myhre).: The Star Spangled Banner

Anon.English/Leen't Hart.: America

S.A.Ward (M. Myhre)......: America the Beautiful

Anon.American/ M.Myhre..: Yankee Doodle

Nineteenth Century:

Stephen Foster/ M.Myhre..: Beautiful Dreamer

Dan.D.Emmett/ M.Myhre.Ö..: Dixie

J.A.Bland (Leen't Hart)..: Carry Me Back to Old Virginny

Twentieth Century:

Leo Friedman/Rob.Lodine..: Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Rich.A.Whiting/R.Lodine..: Till We Meet Again.

02. Robert Byrnes(b.1949): On the San Antonio River

03. Milford Myhre............: Five North American Folk Songs.

"Poor Wayfaring Stranger"

"Go 'Way from My Window"

"All the Pretty Little Horses"

"Shenandoah"

"The Wonderful Crocodile".

04. Leen 't Hart : From "Pages of American History:

V. The American Negro Spiritual

"My Lord, what a morning"

XIII.Ca.1830. "Skip to my Lou"

05. Five popular melodies:

Cole Porter (P.Langberg): "True Love"

Harvey Schmidt (J.Courter): "Try to remember" (1960)

Bert Kaempfert (arr. Jos. Lerinckx): Strangers in the Night

Glenn Miller (arr. Jos. Lerinckx): Moonlight Serenade

Paul Anka (Per R. Møller): "My Way" performed by Frank Sinatra

06. Frederick Loewe..........: From: "My Fair Lady":

(arr.: Milford Myhre) 1. On the street where you live

07. G.Lerouge: American Suite from the 60'th.:

1. George Gerswin:The Man, I love,

"Blues".

2. Vincent Youmans:Hallelujah

"Fast 2-step".

3. Harry Warren: Stormy Weather.

"Slow".

4. Billy Strayhorn: Chattanooga choo choo

"Swing"

08. Robert Byrnes.........: Reflection

 

 

 

Peter Langberg(born 1945) received the highest degree in organ from the Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen in 1968 and music teacher in 1971, piano in 1972 and choir director in 1973. He had additional studies in harpsichord. He studied organ with Gaston Litaize and carillon playing at the French Carillon School in Douai where received the diploma as master carillonneur with gold medal. He is an honorary member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, president of the Danish Guild of carillonneurs and Vice-President of the World Carillon Federation (1992-1998) He was professor of organ at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music(1971-79) and professor in organ at the Institute for Blind in Copenhagen (1976-1983). In 1979 he was the founder of The Danish Church Music in Logumkloster and is still director of that institution. Since 1980, he has been the City Carillonneur of Logumskloster. He has performed organ and carillon concerts in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Holland. Belgium, France, Spain, Poland, Czechoslovakia, USA and Canada. He has made several recording including CDs with organ, carillon and other instruments. His latest CD with the organ music of Cesar Franck was recorded in 1996. He and his wife, Kirsten Langberg, regularly perform organ duets in concerts. He has written a number of compositions for choir, organ, piano, voice, and carillon.

PROGRAM NOTES 2001, Albany.

The carillon in Løgumkloster is named after King Frederick IX, the father of our Queen, Margrethe II. It was built in 1973 in the year when Løgumkloster celebrated its 800 years anniversary. All the 49 bells have the monogram of the King Frederick IX. The bells were cast in Holland by Petit and Fritzen, and the installation is upgraded in 1986 by bell-founder Olsen-Nauen in Tønsberg in Norway. The instrument is used for teaching of the carillon students at "The Scandinavian Carillon School" and for concerts the year round.

The carillonneur of Bok Tower in Lake Wales in Florida, Milford Myhre, has written many compositions and arrangements for carillon. His "Five North American Folk Songs" and his arrangements on melodies from "My Fair Lady " are all fine examples on his very fine carillon arranging.

Leen ít Hart was the founder and director of the famous carillon school in Amersfoort from 1953 to 1983. He played for the inauguration of the carillon in Løgumkloster on the 19th of August, 1973. He has made a number of arrangements on folk music from different countries, among them "Pages of American History".

Robert Lodine became University carillonneur in Chicago in 1969 and wrote many excellent compositions and arrangements for carillon.

The very important contemporary carillonneur and carillon composer, John Courter, is well known for modern carillon compositions. He has also arranged for carillon popular tunes like "Try to remember". He is carillonneur in Berea, Ky.

Jos Lerinckx was teacher in composition at the Flemish Carillon School. He died an advanced age in December 2000. He has written fine original compositions as well as arrangements on popular tunes, such as "Strangers in the Night."

Per Rasmus Møller is a former carillon student of Peter Langberg and now teaches at the Scandinavian Carillon School. He is carillonneur in Grenå, and prepares arrangements for concert carillon and automatics.

Giles Lerouge, the composer of "American Suite from the 60íth" was educated at the French Carillon School in Douai, as student of Jacques Lannoy. He is carillonneur in St. Amand in northern France.

Robert Byrnes is an American carillonneur and carillon composer from University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. His music is nicely written for the instrument and easy to listen to. He has been very productive in the later years. Many of his compositions are published by "American Carillon Music Edition", ACME. "Reflection" is a very fine idiomatic piece of carillon music. "On the San Antonio River" refers to the river near the San Antonio city in Texas and is probably his most popular carillon piece.

This concert is sponsored by Fleet with additional support from the Ramada Inn Albany Downtown.

For more information, write to the Friends of the Albany City Carillon, Inc, c/o Mayorís Office, Albany City Hall, Albany, NY., 12207 or call (518) 434-8036 or email Semowich @Bigfoot.com. Also, please check our web page at http://members.tripod.com/~rensselaer