Daniel Fackler, horn
Barbara Fackler, harp
Blythe Merrifield, mezzo soprano

mezzo soprano, horn, harp recital

College Church in Wheaton Concert Series
Sunday, 26 March, 2006
4:00 PM

        Andante Sostenuto                                            Nicolas-Charles Boscha  
                        horn, harp

        Clair de lune                                                       Gabriel Faure
        En Priere
        Apres un reve
                        mezzo soprano, harp
        Divertimento pour Cor et Harpe                        Gaspare-Luigi Spontini  
                        horn, harp

       A Swan's Song                                                           Saint-Saëns/Salzedo/Fackler
                            mezzo soprano, horn, harp

        The Bird’s Song                                                 Ralph Vaughan-Williams/Fackler
        The Woodcutter’s Song
        The Song of the Leaves of Life and the Water of Life
                                mezzo soprano, horn, harp

        St. Patrick’s Breastplate (premier performance)    Edwin Childs
                                mezzo soprano, horn, harp

        View Me Lord, a Work of Thine                          Jackson Berkey/Fackler
                                mezzo soprano, horn, harp

Daniel Fackler and Barbara Fackler are active performers throughout the Chicago area. Each has appeared as soloist with area orchestras and chamber groups and both held principal positions in the Elgin Symphony, beginning under Margaret Hillis’ tenure. In 1986 they toured as a part of Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, participating in the group's Silver Anniversary Tour. In the spring of 2001, Dan toured central Europe as soloist with the Concordia University Wind Symphony. Together the Facklers specialize in chamber music written or arranged for horn and harp, drawing from a large repertoire of original works, transcriptions and a growing number of commissioned works. 

Blythe Merrifield, Mezzo Soprano, has performed leading opera roles with opera companies from Atlanta to Hong Kong and has been a featured soloist with musical organizations worldwide, including the Shanghai Symphony, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the Edinburgh Festival, the Atlanta Bach Choir and the Hong Kong Oratorio Society.  Reviewers in Asia wrote, "Her powerful voice, meticulous enunciation and sensitivity of feeling conveyed her experience as a seasoned professional in opera."       

Music arranged by Daniel and/or Barbara Fackler may be purchased from Pretty Quick Music.