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Jan. 12, 2005

Terry Presents Guest Organ Recital At UI Jan. 27

Organist Carole Terry will present a free public recital featuring organ music of the 17th through 20th centuries, at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in Clapp Recital Hall on the University of Iowa campus.

Terry's performance is part of "Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise," the UI School of Music's 2006 Institute for Sacred Music, to be held Jan. 26-28 in the Voxman Music Building on the UI campus. The three-day event includes lectures and workshops for registered participants. Terry's recital is open to the general public free of charge.

Terry's recital program represents some of the major composers and styles that have shaped the history of organ music. The complete program will be:

--Sonata III in A Major, op. 65, by the 19th-century German composer Felix Mendelssohn.

--"Unter den Linden gruene" (Under the green Linden trees) by Jan Pieterszoon  Sweelinck, a Dutch composer of the 17th century who is considered one of the earliest great masters of organ playing and composition.

--"Gospel Preludes" by the contemporary American composer William Bolcom.

--The Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541, by J.S. Bach, who represents the summit of the German Baroque style of organ music.

--"Introduction and Passacaglia" by Max Reger, an influential German composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

--A movement from "Les Corps Glorieux" (The glorious body) by the 20th-century French mystical composer Olivier Messiaen.

--Movements from the Symphony No. III, op. 28, by Louis Vierne, one of the leading representatives of the French Romantic style of organ playing and composition.

Terry is professor of organ and harpsichord at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle. She has received international acclaim as a performer, lecturer and teacher. In 2001, she was a tutor and recitalist for the International Summer School for Young Organists in Oundle, England, and in 2002 she was recitalist and teacher for the Montreat Festival of Worship and Music in North Carolina.

Terry has recorded music of many types and centuries for both organ and harpsichord. Her most recent recording, "Carole Terry in Schwerin," is a two-CD set of German romantic organ music recorded on the notable 1871 Ladegast organ at Schwerin Cathedral, Germany.

An annual event on the UI campus, the Institute for Sacred Music runs from Thursday, Jan. 26, through Saturday, Jan. 28, and includes lectures and workshops for registered participants. For more information and registration information, contact Delbert Disselhorst at 319-335-1630, or Information is also available on the Web, at

Terry's concert is sponsored by the School of Music and the Frederick T.Rahn Memorial Fund.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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