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Saturday, November 16, 1968

~ag eTwo THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, November 16, 1968

records 'Regents
Musicological research pays off support


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By R. A. PERRY born when Guy-Lambert found
hia m rintc lrk d in Anat-

Sometimes musicological re-
search pays off. I do not mean
the kind of research in which
a scholar builds up mountains
of note cards dealing. with
Bach's tobacco purchases or the
birthdays of Haydn's children.
No, the research that can con-
sider its efforts rewarded is the
kind that Guy-Lambert con-
ducted in the early fifties - he
literally discovered a composer.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier was
born in 1634, went to Rome to
paint in 1651, met the master of
Italian oratorio, Carissimi, re-
turned to Paris to fight Lully's
control over French music, gain-
ed popularity, and faded into
obscurity. In 1950, he was re-
Paire Extraordinaire
Well hi, kids. A lot of albums
have come our way in the last
month or so, but since our.
house burned down and one of
us is really lazy, we haven't
written anything about 'em for
you to read.
So here's the scoop. We're
gonna lay a little capsule com-
mentary on you concerning a
few of, the sides that we've been
listening to. Some of them are
pretty good, and we think you
ought to get acquainted with
them. Some of them are in-
teresting, that is, they're worth
listening to if you like that sort
of thing. Some of them stink.
Donovan My , Way, by Vic
Lewis, on Epic. This falls into
that third category. Don't be
fooled by what Donovan wrote
on the back of the jacket. If

is manuscripts i ,e in an a I
tic trunk in an old French cha-
teau. We are richer for the dis-
covery and now for Angel's new
recording of Charpentier's Mid-
night Mass for Christmas Eve.
Charpentier's Midnight Mass
has a complete charm that few
Masses exhibit in their religious
seriousness. Tuneful, light, and
varied, his Mass is based on old
French. Christmas carols; the
"Kyrie" for instance follows the
tune of "Joseph had a g o o d
wife." Between the sections of
the Mass, an organist plays in-
terludes based on the folk tunes
chosen. By following carols that
deal closely with t h e Gospel
narrative, Charpentier could
achieve both a religiosity and
udsome oa
you can sit through the first cut,
you've got harder ears than us.
Magic Bus, by The Who, on
Decca. Decca may well qualify
for the Dumb Record Company
of the Year award. Although
this masquerades as a new al-
bum, and even as a live album,
it isn't either. It's a collection
of singles that aren't on any of
the other albums and three cuts
from Happy Jack and a very
few new ones.
Decca tries to be nice to you
by giving you the original tapes
of the Happy Jack cuts (they
edited out some of the wilder
stuff at first because they didn't
think the boys were commercial
enough.) But this album (and
don't get us wrong, it's nice to
to have and it's worth buying
just for "Pictures of Lily" and
"Call Me Lightning") only adds
another chapter to a whole his-

'Cameljo oomed
to fail n the end?.
"How did I blunder into this agonizing absurdity?" Arthur
laments, "Where did I go wrong?"
Maybe he, and I, set our expectations too high. The castles of
Camelot belong to the mind, not the wide screen. But Joshua Logan's
film of Camelot, now showing at the Michigan, goes wrong so often
and with such niaddening panache that it makes you want to cry
because the ending isn't sad.
Logan deviates sharply from Moss Hart's staged version, which
should have been a good thing. The Broadway extravaganza was over-
long and overdone, but it survived on the enduring value of the story
and the talents of Richard Burton, Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet..
Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrace and Franc Nero's voice are at
least as good, But Camelot is still long and still overdone.
To complain simply that the movie is not faithful to the flawedj
play is not valid. It is understandable that three tunes were judiciuosly,
junked; but they should not have been replaced by incidental music
of the Hollywood epic genre, or by Richard Kline's beautiful, boring
photographic montages of Miss Redgrave. One song is really worth a
thousand frames.
It would have been desireable to let Camelot's pageantry envelop
the wide screen; but this should not have been done at the expense
of Vrederick's Loewe's music, which is hurdled over barriers of time
and place, drained of its power. Alan Jay Lerner, who wrote the
screenplay, chopped his own lyrics mercilessly, overworking he
cameraman and his wordy script.
Each remaining song becomes a Production Number, which re-
presents not the natural outpouring of emotion, but the construed
conclusion of each episode. Prolonging the length of "If Ever I Would
Leave You" only made me want to leave.
The king and queen never seem at home in the super-Gothic
sets, which swallow character and only display a lavish budget. To
study the characters, the camera obscures all else, cutting off fore-
head and chin, focussing on haggard lines and traces of mascara.
, Obtrusive camera, overwhelming sets, ponderous screenplay and
clumsy editing conspire to deprive Camelot of its pristine purity and
elemental drama. Logan has created a lifeless sound and light show
out of a classic.
And it is what he and Lerner have done to the story that is most
The formation of the Round Table is painstakingly recreated.
Arthur conceives that "Might is not always right" while under a tree;
he tells Jenny about it while she is milking the cows (believe it or
not); and she orders the Round Table from home. ("It seats 150.
Father never used it.")
Then Lancelot, with Italian accent, arrives from France. It would
have been:. hillarious' when the courtier ,suggested "He probably walked
acrossthe channel," except that we watched Lancelot come from
France, and missed the gem of characterization, "C'est moi," in the
cluster of visual impressions that clutter his passage.
This is not to say that Camelot does not please an audience, and
does not have its deeply moving moments. Richard Harris delivers
the plea for civilization with honesty and restrained passion.
When Musket performs their version of Camelot in February,
perhaps an audience can hope for more. But then again, perhaps
Camelot is always doomed to failure in the end.

simplicity that would appeal to
all levels of the congregation.
The new Angel recording (S-
36528) features the King's Col-
lege Choir and English Chamber
Orchestra led by David Will-
cocks. This is the fine group
which previously recorded im-
passioned Haydn Masses and
serene Byrd. Their rendition
here is in their usual efferves-
cent style, with the emphasis on
spirit, not sweetness. Good En-
glish soloists, except for a rather
hooty second soprano (Helen
Gelmar), sing with refined gus-.
I should mention the fine old
MHS recording of the work un-
der Louis Martini. It is a sweet-
er, more idiomatic reading by
French singers who a r e less
ther stuff
tory of screwy management that
has stopped The Who from
being a major force in these
United States.
Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits,
on' Bang. This record has prob-
ably more minutes of sheer old
time rock and roll foot stomp-
ing let's dance around while we
cook dinner or drink beer pleas=
ure than any other album since
Rock Around the Clock was re-
This is not your album if
you're so hip that you've forgot-
ten where rock came from but
if you haven't, this is really
something to dig.
The Best of the Beau Brum-
nmels, on Vault This is another
collection of old-time goodies
that can remind you that the
Beau Brummels were OK, if not
truly groovy. It's really pretty
pleasant to sit back and give
a listen to "Laugh Laugh" and
"Just a Little" again.
Something Happening, by
Paul Revere and the Raiders,
on Columbia. If it matters to
you (and it should-don't let
the visions of Dick Clark and
Clearasil ads turn you off too
fast) Mark Lindsay has taken
over the production and some
more of the writing chores on
The Raiders' new album. A
great job on "Don't Take it so
Hard" makes the album worth
owning if you don't mind wad-
ing through the thirteen-year
old arrangements on some of
the other cuts. And so what if
Tom Smothers did write the
blurb on the jacket?
Avenue Road, by Kensington
Market, on Warner Bros. These
guys have little touches of the
kind of versatility and eclec-
ticism that makes the Buffalo
Springfieldtfantastic, but it just
doesn't work out very well on
this album. There are one or
two good cuts but most of it"
suffers from the pomposity that
has almost become the trale-
mark of Felix Pappalardi, who
produced it. It's OK, you know,
but nothing to write home to
Mom about.
All you Big Pink fans might
be excited to pick up copies of
So Many Roads, by John Ham-
mond on Vanguard or (if you
can find it) "Mr. Dynamo," by
Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks
on Roulette (that's R 25102 if
you want to order it.) The Ham-
mond record features three of
the boys from Big Pink and
Mike Bloomfield (on piano)
doing a blues backup, and the
Rtonie Hawkins side, of course,
gives a good demonstration of
where they came from. Can you
picture Levon Helm drumming
to "You Cheated, You Lied?"
Okay, for all you guys who
stuck out the junk up there,
now're going to get to the real
stuff. We're creating this year
the First Annual Greatest Ever-

lasting Revolving Rock Record
What we aim to do is pick the
best album, best single, and best
artist of 1968, and we need your
help. Send us in here at the
newspaper whatnand who you
think should win, from any and
all of the records you've heard
this year.
If you happen to come up
with the three choices we wind
up with, you'll win a nice prize,
like a pint of Kentucky Fried
Chicken Bean Salad. Let us
know how you feel TODAY!

polished but more convincing in
their sincerity. On the MHS re-
cording the organ interludes by
Maurice Durufle are. far spring-
ier than the dry work of Andirew
Davis on Angel. The Angel re-
cording, however, offers as a
worthwhile "filler" the pomp of
Purcell's Te Deum.
On Columbia MS-7166, George
Szell takes the Cleveland Or-
chestra through another of their
precise and expressive drills,
this time in Janacek's Sinfon-
ietta and Hindemith's Sym-
phonic Metamorphosis.
Janacek's work, coming from
his last and most productive
years (1926), has a programatic
aim; it was meant to express
the "strength, spiritual beauty,
and joy" of "contemporary free
man," who was "fighting for
victory." It was thus dedicated
to the Czech Armed Forces.
From opening fanfares (stun-
ningly recorded by Columbia
to final vision, the work is ri h-
ly orchestrated, instrumentally
colorful, and expressively potent.
Hindemith has fallen from
favor these days, and has been
criticized, most recently by his-
torian Peter Yates, for too eas-
ily following "well-marked mu-
sical roads." His gebrauchmu-
sik-utility m usic to be perform-
ed for fun and profit-has been
seen as a cop-out from pressing
musical problems. ,
Personally, I have always
found the Symphonic Metamor-
phosis, which is based on themes
found in, the piano music of
Von Weber, a dull, wooden af-
fair, but in Szell's reading it has
enough urgency and life that a
pleasant musical experience can
be had.
Highlights from Tchaikov-
sky's tragic opera Eugen Onegin
sung in German? Before y o u
stop reading, let me say that
Heliodor's low-priced disc (HS
25084) has such marvelous sing-
ing on it that despite the wrong
language and despite the lack of
text tr'anslation, it must be very
highly recommended.
The late Fritz Wunderlich
sings the role of Lensky, and
his Act. II, scene II aria, sung
before the fatal duel, is simply
beautiful in its exquisite legato
spinning of line. I would rec-,
ommend the record for this
band alone.
Yet there is more. Fischer-
Dieskau presents an appropri-
ately cynical Onegin, a fine mo-
del for Turgenev's Bazarov. Eve-
lyn Lear, whose reputation soar-
ed after her Lulu for D.G.G.,
sings a regal yet humanly tor-
mented Tatiana. Her "Letter
Scene" may not be equal to Vis-
nevskaya's, but it is still lovely
to hear. Martti Talvela, a rising
young bass, makes Gremin's ar-
ia not funny but oddly affect-
ing and sympathetic.
There is over an hour's worth
of outstanding singing on this
disc, ably supported by the Mun-
ich State Opera Orchestra, and
recorded in clear, undistorted,
ungimmicky stereo; for two
bucks, it's a terrific bargain.

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SGC also authorized Panhel to set
up a membership committee to in-
vestigate and report on discrim-
inatory practices.
Finally, in January of this year,
Panhel issued a statement requir-
ing compliance with the bylaw
setting September 1, 1968 as a

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By September only seven sor-
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After much discussion, including
a withdrawal by the two black
sororities from Panhel, a com-
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Following a slight revision by

Football: U-M vs. wisconsin: Michi-
gan Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
Cinema Guild: Ann Arbor's own Anne
Wehirer in Andy' Warhol's Bike Boy:
Architecture Auditorium, 7:00 and
9:05 p.m.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society: The
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Bandorama: William Revelli, Conduc-
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Russian Circle Movie: "Peter the
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Panhel last week adopted the final Broadcasting Service: WUOM Radio
motion.(91.7 Mc.) Saturday 12 Noon to 11 p.m.,
motion. Sunday 12 Noon to 6 p.m.
This- summer, the sororities Saturday 1:15 p.m. Football - U-M
whose national chapters have not vs. Wisconsin, with Tom Hemingway re-
agreed to the statement will meet porting the game from Ann Arbor. Sa-
turday 5 :15 p.m. Jazz Revisited, with
in national conventions to discuss Hazen Schumacher presenting jazz sa-
the possibility of amending their lutes to Southern cities. Saturday 7:30
bylaws to accommodate the reso- p.m.The Record Collector, with Prof.
lutiori.Warren Good.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. The Cleveland Or-
chestra Concert - George Szell con-
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Freischutz"; Debussy : "La Mer", Three
Sy onic Sec Tchaikovsky:4 4 y"pa
RGA N I ZAT I O N thetique" Symphony. Sunday 4:00 pm.
Ernest Bloch: the Man and His Music.
TV Center Program: On Sunday, No-
N CSTI C S vember 17 the following program by
Sthe 'TV Center will have its initial tele-
cast in Detroit: 12:00 Noon, WWJ-TV.
.Channel 4 - A Black and White Die-
International Center Movies, Nov. 17th, tionary. Profs. Robert Vinter and Al-
at 7:30 p.m. at the International Center bert Wheeler examine the meaning of
- Movies are "World at U.N. Plaza" "white racism" and other current terms
and "The Minds of Men". in race relations.
t * * * Health Service Hours: Beginning Mon-
day, November 18, 1968, the Health Ser-
University Lutheran Chapel: 1511 vice Medical Clinic closing hours will be
Washtenaw: Sunday-, Nov. 17th services set back on weekdays from 5:00 p.m. to
at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., Guest speaker, 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 noon
Rev. Richard Kapfer, EMU Lutheran to 11:45 a.m. This change will give the
Campus Pastor. Communion at 9:30 a.m. physicians and secretaries more time
to complete their increasing paper
* * * * work. Txtended Clinic Hours will still
Gamma Delta: Lutheran Student Or- begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 12 mid-
ganization, Supper - Program at 1511 night. There is a charge for this serv-
Washtenaw on Nov. 17th at 6:00 p.m. ice and also for service between mid-
Guest speaker: Walter F. Patenge to night and 8:00 a.m.
Speak on Christian Business Ethics. The University of Michigan Senate As-
Come! sembly Open Meeting: Monday, Novem-
* * * ber 18, 1968. 3:15 p.m. Assembly Hall,
Rackham, 4th floor. Agenda: 1. Con-
UM Young' Americans for Freedom, sideration of the minutes. 2. Announce-
Meeting, Sunday, Nov. 17th. 3:00 p.m., ments & Communications. . Commit-
3B Union. Plans for the future! tees: a. Request from the Educational
* * * * Policies Committee to have the name
of the Committee changed to Academic
Libertarian League, Meeting, Sunday, Affairs Committee. b. Replacement for
November 17th, 2:00 p.m., 2X (MIMES) Prof. J. Firebaugh on the Proper Role
Union. , Committee. 4. Discussion of the Com-
munications Media Report. 5. Vice
Hillel Foundation, 1429 Hill Street, President Ross - Remarks. 6. Report of
Sunday, Nov. 17th, 6:00 p.m. Deli House. the Committee on Student Evaluation
of Courses.
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Bach Club meeting, Thursday, Nov. 1969: Students who are currently en-
8 p~.; Gild ous, 80 Monoerolled and who have advance classifieds
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Chorales of Bach." Jellydonuts and fun and December 20, in Room 514 of the
afterwards. Everyone welcome. For fur- Literature, Scince and the Arts Build-
ther information call 769-2922 or 769- ing. Students enrolled in the College
of Literature, Science and the Arts, and
0995 the School of Education, will get the
necessary materials in the basement
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Arbor. Michigan. 420 Maynard St., Ann Arts Building beginning December, 2.
Arbor, Michigan, 48104. Other students may pick up their mater-
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Hassan Sarvi, Civil Engineering, Dis-
sertation: "Dynamic Behavior of Guy
Cables Subjected to a Small Periodic
End Disturbance," on Saturday, Novem-
ber 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 300 eWst
Engineering, Chairman: L. C. aMugh.
David George Poultney, Music, Dis-
sertation: "The Oratorios of Alessandro
scarlatti: Their Lineage, Milieu, and
Style," on Saturday, November 16 at
10:30 p.m. in Room 3219 School of
Music, Chairman L. E. Cuyler.
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