University of Sydney Carillon

Tuesday 15 May 2001 1 pm

Margo Halsted

University Carillonist, University of Michigan


Rondeau, from The Moor's Revenge

. . . . . Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
transcribed by Ronald Barnes

Dorische Suite for Carillon

. . . . . Leen 't Hart (1920-1992)

Preludium capicioso


Dansje (Musette)

Gavotte and Double

. . . . . Willem de Fesch (1687-1757) from the De Gruytters Carillon Book of 1746

Music from Around the World

Theme from Concierto de Aranjuez

. . . . Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-)
arranged by Anna Maria Revertè

Sakura, Sakura

. . . . . Japanese folk song
arranged by Renè Vanstreels

Ballet des Petits Canards

. . . . . Robert Lannoy (20thC)

Prelude IV for Carillon

. . . . . Matthias van den Gheyn (1721-1785)

A Medley of Familiar Songs

Fantasy on Gaudeamus Igitur

. . . . . Jos Lerinckx (1920-2000)

Advance Australia Fair

Margo Halstead

Margo Halstead

Margo Halsted has been University Carillonist and Professor of Music at the University of Music since 1987. Here she performs daily and teaches carillon students. In 1977-87 she was Lecturer in Music and Carillonist at the University of California, Riverside. She holds degrees from Stanford University (Music and Education) and University of California, Riverside (Music) as well as a diploma from the Netherlands Carillon School.

Margo has given carillon recitals in all parts of the USA and in Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France Spain, Denmark Germany and Israel. She has been a featured recitalist or speaker for five World Carillon Federation Congresses. Pursuing her interest in early carillon music, Margo discovered, researched and published articles on two historic manuscripts from Antwerp. Five of her carillon compositions have been published. She is a consultant for building new instruments or renovating old ones.

An active participant in the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), Margo was awarded the GCNA Certificate of Extraordinary Service: 23 of her students have qualified as full members of the Guild. She was a finalist in the first North American Carillon Playing Competition, and was awarded the Berkeley Medal from the University of California, Berkeley, for her service to the carillon.