LET EVERYTHING THAT HATH BREATHPraise The Lord
Paul Basler, Hugh Chandler, Stephen Gryc, Paul Hindemith, Bernhard Krol, Edmond Marc
JEFFREY POWERS, horn
BRADLEY BOLEN, piano
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY A CAPPELLA CHOIR
Donald Bailey, director
David Anderson, piano
PROGRAM NOTESJeffrey Powers, Associate Professor of Horn, Baylor University School of Music, is a native of San Antonio, Texas, where he attended John Marshall High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with “Honors in Music” from Austin College in Sherman, Texas (where he was elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society), and a Master of Music in Horn from The Cleveland Institute of Music. His major instructors were James London of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Albert Schmitter and Myron Bloom of The Cleveland Orchestra, and Roy Waas of the Buffalo Philharmonic.
Mr. Powers brings extensive experience in performing and teaching to his duties at Baylor University. He played professionally and internationally in symphony orchestras for twenty-three years. Having begun his career as second horn in The Hong Kong Philharmonic, Mr. Powers then served as second horn in the New Jersey Symphony, fourth horn in the Philharmonic of Caracas, Venezuela, and fourth horn and Wagner tuba in The Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel and Christoph von Dohnányi.
He has played Principal horn with the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium. He also performed as guest principal horn with most of the major orchestras of the Benelux (Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg) region, including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg, the Flemish Radio Orchestra, The Brabants Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia. Presently Mr. Powers is Principal Horn with the Waco Symphony Orchestra and The Lyric Opera of Waco, and a member of the Baylor Woodwind Quintet and the Baylor Brass Quintet.
Before coming to Baylor, Mr. Powers taught students of all ages, from beginners to professionals, and he served on the faculties of The Hong Kong Government Music Administrators Office, The Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department, and The Summer Music Experience in Hudson, Ohio. Most recently he taught horn, chamber music, and transposition at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Belgium. Most of his students are successful professional orchestra players.
Fast becoming known for his clinics and masterclasses, Mr. Powers most recently gave clinics on the low register of the horn and the essentials of training young horn players, at the 2002 Texas Music Educators Association Convention. He also recently gave a series of masterclasses at the National Institute of Music in San Jose, Costa Rica.
PROGRAMHUGH CHANDLER (b.1956)
SONATA IN ONE MOVEMENT FOR HORN AND PIANO
EDMOND MARC (1899-1982)
GETHSEMANI MEDITATION FOR HORN AND PIANO
STEPHEN GRYC (b.1949)
REFLECTIONS ON A SOUTHERN HYMN FOR HORN ALONE
IV. Wondrous Love
PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
SONATA FOR ALTO HORN AND PIANO (1943)
I. Ruhig bewegt
III. Sehr langsam
IV. The Posthorn (Dialogue) – Lebhaft
BERNHARD KROL (b.1920)
LAUDATIO FOR HORN SOLO
PAUL BASLER (b.1963)
SONGS OF FAITH
I. Psalm 150
II. Ubi Caritas
III. Be Thou My Vision
V. Psalm 23
INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
Music for Horn and Piano
IN A LYRICAL WAY
Music for Horn and Piano by Flemish Composers