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Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120 or 869-5709

"English Bassoon" is Title of First Faculty Music Recital of 1997-98 at
Centenary; Program is Free and Open to the Public, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Music professor and music librarian Dr. Ronald Bukoff will perform "The English Bassoon," the first recital of the academic year for the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College.

The program, free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 in the Hurley Building auditorium.

In addition to Dr. Bukoff on bassoon, also performing will be Gay Grosz, piano and harpsichord, and Dr. Horace English, bass.

They will present Sonata III by Johann Ernst Galliard; Minuet (Grace for a Fresh Egg) by Herbert Howells; Sonata in F Major by William Hurlstone; Sonata by Alan Ridout; Romance by Edward Elgar; and English Sea Shanties: Three Duos for Bass/Baritone and Bassoon, a first performance by Dr. Bukoff. The composers and compositions fall into three categories: 1. a composer born on the European continent, but who spent his adult life in England--Galliard; 2. bona-fide British-born composers--Howells, Hurlstone, Ridout, and Elgar; and, 3. music based on traditional English music--Bukoff.

The tunes used in English Sea Shanties are: The Wild Goose Nation, Bound for the Rio Grande, and The Drunken Sailor.

Dr. Bukoff, who has been a member of the Centenary faculty since 1996, holds a B.A. degree from Chapman College, M.A. degrees from Indiana University and Cornell University, a Ph.D. from Cornell and an M.L.S. from Indiana University.

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