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MUSIC
TROPICAL SETTING

The second installment of an ambitious series called "Through the Eyes of the Composer" will be presented by the Buried Treasures Ensemble at 8 p.m. next Friday in Allen Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus. The series is built around the premiere performances of a number of settings for soprano and any combination of oboe, bassoon and piano of "Moods of the Pacific," haiku by the Buffalo poet Barbara Holender. The first three of these haiku settings made their appearance on Jan. 4, and now we are promised four more next Friday, by composers Stephen Shewan, Persis Vehar, Chester Mais and Stella Sung. Rounding out the program Buried Treasures will be an aria from Handel's "Psalm 112," two short oboe pieces by Alec Templeton, the "3rd Fantasie Trio" by Henri Brod and three airs by Purcell including the chromatically adventurous "Music for a While."

-- Herman Trotter
ORGAN RECITAL

BAROQUE AND BEYOND

Though he is best-known hereabouts as a performer and teacher, UB Professor Emeritus David Fuller is recognized in the early music field as a formidable scholar and authority on the performance of French baroque keyboard music. As such he presented both organ and harpsichord recitals throughout North America and Europe, and is often called on for advice by other keyboard artists. On Sunday at 5 p.m. Fuller will be featured in the University at Buffalo music department's regular Organ Recital Series on the extraordinary Fisk Organ in Slee Hall on the North Campus. Fuller's program springs from his field of specialization, opening with the "Premier Livre de Pieces d'Orgue" by Jean-Francois Dandrieu (1682-1738). But he will also demonstrate prowess in subsequent eras of French music by playing the massive "Saul: Symphonic Tone-Painting for Organ" by Gustav Eduard Stehle (1839-1915) and "Three Sketches" by Marcel Dupre (1886-1971).

-- Herman Trotter
CHORAL MUSIC

BOUND FOR GERMANY

Parkside Lutheran Church will host a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, the proceeds from which will benefit an April 14 to 22 tour of Germany by the Parkside Choir, Gregory White director. The tour, which will encompass the cities of Eisenach, Weimar, Leipzig, Berlin and others, is planned to retrace many of the major stops in the career of J.S. Bach. During Sunday's concert the choir will sing works of Bach, Billings, Bruckner, Faure, Gibbons, Kodaly, Mozart, Thompson, Victoria and others, with Handel's "Chandos Anthem No. 4" as its centerpiece and Alessandro Scarlatti's "Exsultate Deo" as the grand finale. The church is at the corner of Depew and Wallace avenues.

-- Herman Trotter

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