Oklahoma Baptist University

Collegium Musicum to Feature Works on Period Instruments

In its seventh year, OBU's Collegium Musicum ensemble will perform music on period instruments during a recital Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Stubblefield Chapel on the OBU campus. The public is invited to attend.

The group, which performs music primarily written before 1700, includes Morganne Garcia, a freshman from Rogers, Ark.; Sara Elliott, a senior from Bartlesville, Okla.; Valerie Hunt, a senior from Peoria, Ariz.; Lydia Maschman, a senior from Shawnee, Okla.; Beth Polston, a senior from Broken Arrow, Okla.; Jeanette Walters, a senior from Copan, Okla.; and Caleb Willis, a senior from Krum, Texas.

The program will begin with “Onder de Linde Grogne” by Jacob Van Eyck (1590-1657), followed by “Ich armes Schaf” from “Souterliedekens” by Clemens non Papa (c. 1510-1556) and “Rondeau des Songes” by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764).

Four Hungarian tunes will include works by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) and Sándor Szokolay (b. 1931). “Domino,” from the School of Notre Dame, is a featured 13th-century piece.

The recital also will include two pieces by OBU senior Lydia Maschman: “Wind Chimes” and “Marianne and Válàre’s Dilemma.”

The program will conclude with “Regösének” (Winter Solstice Song) from “Gyermekeknek” by Bela Bartok (1881-1945), and two English country dances, 16th-century pieces by an anonymous composer which include “Haste to the Wedding” and “Galopede.”

Stubblefield Chapel is the oldest building on OBU’s campus. Built in 1897, the chapel was the original home of Shawnee’s First Baptist Church. The building was moved from downtown Shawnee to OBU’s campus in 1963 and is used for student meetings and special events. It was renamed to honor Cortez Stubblefield, a pioneer pastor and denominational statesman.

For more information about Collegium Musicum, contact the OBU Division of Music at (405) 878-2305.

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