Baylor has turned out plenty of musicians in recent years, many of whom we’ve mentioned on this blog — groups like Addison Road and solo artists like Erin McCarley. Then there are the more well-known alums who have hit it big in Christian music, such as the David Crowder Band, Shaun Groves and David Phelps.
But those artists aren’t the only Bears producing music. On the heels of the Women’s Choir’s CD of lullabyes, several School of Music professors have gotten in the act, releasing a pair of albums for those with even more classical tastes.
Professors Jeff Powers and Vincent De Vries released “In a Lyrical Way: Music for Horn and Piano by Flemish Composers,” published by MSR Music LLC on their MSR Classics label.
The Baylor Woodwind Quintet (comprised of professors Helen Ann Shanley, Doris DeLoach, Matt Morris, Richard Shanley, and Jeff Powers with Todd Meehan, percussion) also released a CD, “The Baylor Woodwind Quintet: Music by Richard Willis, Scott McAllister, Paul Richards, and Charles Rochester Young,” published by Centaur Records. All the selections on this CD were written by Baylor composers (faculty and students, past and present) expressly for the Baylor Woodwind Quintet.
Sic ’em, School of Music professors!