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SYMPOSIUM OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN MUSIC April 28 . 29, 1954 Spons 0 red by The School of Music, Illinois Wesleyan University For a culture to be musically creative, lationship between composer,

performer,

there must be a close re­

and listener.

This Symposium

exists as a means of bridging the gap between today's their audience.

composers

and

The hearing of representat ive contempor ary works and

the interchange of ideas provide encouragement for active participation in the creative currents of our time.

Two prominent American composers are guests of the Symposium: Normand Lockwood

of Trinity Uni versity,

Robert Palmer of Cornell University, men,

San Antonio,

Ithaca,

New York.

plus those by faculty and student composers of

form the basis

of the

Texas; and

Mr. Mr.

Works of these

Illinois Wesleyan,

Symposium.

Wednesday, April 28 (All sessions will be held in Presser Hall auditorium,

unless other­

wise noted. )

10:00 a.m. -

Convocation:

The American

Woodwind Quintet of

Indiana

universi ty Edward McGough, net;

flute;

Darrell Stubbs,

William Kirkpatrick,

horn;

oboe;

Roy Houser,

Henry Gulick,

clari­

bassoon.

1.

Divertimento ......................... Franz Joseph Haydn

2.

pavane ............................... Morton

3.

March of the Little Lead Soldiers....Gabriel Pierne

4.

Quintet in E Flat,

Gould

Opus 88...........Anton Reicha

Last Movement

11:00 a.m. - Concerto for Organ and Brasses .............Normand Lockwood Robert Anderson,

organist;

Ted

Chase and James Bjork,

LaVerne Hoogheem and Wayne King,

trumpets;

trombones.

Conducted and analyzed by the composer.

12:00 noon - Lu ncheon :

Green Room,

Memorial Center.

Faculty members

and Symposium guests.

3:00 p.m. - Band and chorus rehearsal : Loc kwood.

.. Closing Doxology" of Normand

Conducted by the composer,


n

8: 15 p m. -

Concert of

1.

Contemporary

American Music

" The Birth of Moses" ...................Normand Lockwood Jean Hoogheem,

flute;

piano,

Charles Gaines

" Fairest Lord Jesus" ...................Normand Lockwood (first performance) Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir Lloyd Pfautsch,

2.

Piano Sonata Number 2 .

conductor

......... . .... ..Robert palmer

.

Andante con moto tranQuilo Vernon Kliewer,

Allegro

agitato

pianist

3. Divertimento for String Trio.............Frank Bohnhorst 1) Declaration

( Slow:

( Tw o-beat stomp)

4 ) Pl ay - Party

Fast:

( F ast

4.

Quintet for

yvonne

violin;

Tait,

nostalgic)

Frank Bohnhorst,

cello.

Woodwinds..................Robert palmer

1)

Lento e spressivo

2)

Allegro giocoso

3)

Andante con moto

4)

Allegro molto vivace

The American Quintet of

5.

Dance

2)

( Slow;

and saucy)

Mario Mancinelli, viola;

Slow)

Chanty

3)

Indiana University

"closing Doxology" ....................Normand Lockwood Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir; director; Sim mons,

Illinois

Lloyd Pfautsch,

Wesleyan Conc ert Band,

Kenneth

director

Conducted by the composer

T h u rsday, Apr i I 29 10:00 a.m. - Program of Student Compositions 1.

Movement for String Trio ..............Diane Suter Mario Mancinelli, viola;

2.

Two

Pieces

violin;

Yvonne Tait, for

Violin and Piano ....... James Mo ses

Prologue

(piano alone)

Mario Mancinelli,

3.

v i olin;

Allegro con moto

Bohnhorst,

piano

" The Dinner party"

1)

"Fish"

4)

..

James

Vivace

(Amy Lowell) .......James "Game"

2)

Coffee"

Adagio

pianist

5)

A n n Rothschild,

5.

Dance Fran k

Three Preludes ..........................Wa.ren Birk ett

Barbara Cobb

4.

Frank Bohnhorst,

cello.

H. Case,

..

3)

Talk"

soprano;

"Drawing

6)

" Eleven

Roger

H. Case

Room" 0'

clock"

Coventry,

tenor;

pianist

Concertato fo r Winds and Piano........Vernon Kliewer Andante

Presto

Jean Hoogheem, Washbu rn. Setaro

flute;

clarinet;

piano

John O'Bannon. Bob Doncourt.

oboe;

horn;

Orval

Donald


the f olk - hymn

Passacaglia on

6.

" Saints'Delight"... Robert Anderson

Robert Anderspn,

1 1:00 a.m. -

Student

Mr. palmer,

son, )

composer conferences with guest composers.

(with Miss Suter,

in Room 24.

o rganist

Mr. Lockwood,

Mr. Birkett,

(with Mr. Moses,

will be in Room 2 16.

Mr. Kliewer) Mr. Case,

will be

Mr. Ander­

Other students and faculty may attend

these conferences.

1:30 p.m. -

Quintet for Clarinet, Poco lento.

1)

Piano,

Strings ...... Robert

ma con moto

Palmer

2) Andante grazios o

3) Allegro vivo Warren Mario

Birkett,

clarinet;

Mancinelli,

Yvonne

Tait,

Dwight Drexler,

violin;

piano;

Frank Bohnhorst,

viola;

cello

Analysis by the composer

2:30 p .•.

-

Open Forum on Contemporary Techniques and Purposes

Moderator:

Mr.

Henry

Prepared questions

Charles.

Mr. Lockwood,

Mr. Palmer

and questions from the floor

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Your attention is called to an exhibit of paintings and prints by Mr. Fred Brian and Mr. Rupert Kilgore of the School of Art faculty,

in

the Art Gallery Building.

The Symposium committee wishes to express its gratitude to the fol­ lowing

Bloomington friends,

whose generosity have helped

make the Sym­

posium possible: Mr. Carl Behr Mr. Walter Colton Miss Frances Elfstrand Mr. Hodge

Fuller

Mr. Dean Hllfinger Mr. Julius P. Klemm Mr. Harold walters Mr. Louis L. Williams We also acknowledge with gratitude the assistance of the following persons

and groups:

Mr. Robert

Barber and Mr.

Miss Constance

Fred

Brian for the cover design.

Ferguson and the cafeteria staff for the luncheon

arrangements. Delta Omicron,

Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota for

ushering at

the various events. All of the

composers and performers whose many hours of concen­

trated effort made the Symposiu� a reality.

Symposium of Contemporary American Music, 1954  

Presented by the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music April 28-29, 1954. Guests included composers Normand Lockwood and Robert Palme...

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