Southern Nazarene University's Archival Recording Collection

Songs of Inspiration from BNC album cover
Songs of Inspiration from BNC album cover featuring photo of campus mall and surrounding buildings.

This collection features the audio recordings of Bethany-Peniel College (BPC), Bethany Nazarene College (BNC), Southern Nazarene Unviersity (SNU),and others.  These recordings are owned and curated by the Fred Floyd Archives at Southern Nazarene University.  The collection includes audio recordings of chapels, collegiate quartets, special events, and musical performances. 

This collection is growing and will be updated as more recordings are transferred from their original source to the digital medium. 

 

Southern Nazarene University's Collegiate Quartet Collection

Bethany Peniel College Plainsmen Quartet 1954 Label
Bethany Peniel College Plainsmen Quartet 1954 Label

This collection features the musical stylings of Bethany Peniel College (BPC), and Bethany Nazarene College's (BNC) collegiate quartets.

Selections include the following albums:

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Mixed Collection

Southern Nazarene University's Christmas Media Collection

BNC Messiah Album Cover 1960s

The Christmas media collection includes both audio and video clips of Christmastime

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Collection Type: 
Mixed Collection

Southern Nazarene University's A Cappella Choir Collection

 BNC A Cappella Choir Tour 1962-1963 Program cover
BNC A Cappella Choir Tour 1962-1963 Program cover with photo of the 1962-1963 A Cappella choir members

The A Cappella Choir at Bethany Peniel College (BPC), Bethany Nazarene College (BNC), now Southern Nazarene University (SNU) was first organized in 1938. The Choir was known for its yearly tours, and rigorous repertoire of a cappella arrangements of sacred and secular music. The Personnel of the choir was chosen by try-outs each fall. For years the Choir was under the baton of Lester L.

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Mixed Collection

Bethany Nazarene College Band in Concert 1963-1964

BNC Band in Concert 1963-1964
BNC Band in Concert 1963-1964 cover

From the album cover :

THE COLLEGE

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Audio

Bethany Nazarene College Band in Concert 1960s

BNC Band in Concert 1960s Record Label
BNC Band in Concert 1960s Record Label

This record album was recorded by the Bethany Nazarene College Band in the 1960s under the direction of Reuben Rodeaver.  This 7" record features eight songs, and does not have an album cover.

From the record label:

Side 1:

1. Symphonic Suite for Concert Band (Williams)

     Intrada

     Choral

     March

Side 2:

1.  The Foundation March (Goldman)

2.  The Pink Panther (Mancini)

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Audio

Campus Sounds on Tour : Bethany Nazarene College Concert Band 1965-1966

BNC Campus Sounds on Tour Concert Band 1965-1966 cover
BNC Campus Sounds on Tour Concert Band 1965-1966 cover

From the back of the album:

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Sacred Music - BNC Plainsmen Male Chorus

BNC Plainsmen Male Chorus Sacred Music Cover
BNC Plainsmen Male Chorus Sacred Music Cover featuring illustration of a book and candles.

This undated album was recorded sometime in the late 1960s at Century Records at 1120 N.W. 36th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

From the album labels:

Bethany Nazarene College presents The Plainsmen Male Chorus 

Director: N. James Main, Accompanist: Mark Reighard

Stereo 26079

Side 1:

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Audio

America, Our Heritage - BNC Plainsmen Spring Concert 1967

BNC Plainsmen - America Our Heritage Cover
BNC Plainsmen - America Our Heritage Cover with graphics of American Flag. Bethany Nazarene College Plainsmen Present "America, Our Heritage" Spring Concert May 4, 1967. J. Main, Conductor.

America, Our Heritage - BNC Plainsmen Spring Concert recorded 04 May 1967.  Director - James Main; Accompanist - Mark Reighard; Narrative - Ed Collins

From the album label:

Side 1:

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Audio

In Times Like These - Bethany Nazarene College Homecoming Concert 1967

 In Times Like These - BNC Homecoming Concert 1967 Cover
In Times Like These - BNC Homecoming Concert 1967 Cover

This record was recorded on 24 November 1967 during the Bethany Nazarene College Homecoming. It features the BNC Concert Band, Directed by Reuben Rodeheaver; Plainsmen Chorus, Directed by James Main; Treble-Aires Choir, Directed by Melvin Unruh; and the A Cappella Choir, Directed by Ray H. Moore. 

From the record label:

Side 1:

1. America the Beautiful - Concert Band

2. In Times Like These - Laymen's Quartet: Raleigh Isaacs, Don Beaver, Geron Brown, Lloyd Sanders

3.  The Lord is My Light - Plainsmen Choir

4.  Eternal Life - Plainsmen Choir

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Audio

BNC The Plainsmen Male Chorus 1967-1968

BNC The Plainsmen Male Chorus 1967-1968 album cover
BNC The Plainsmen Male Chorus 1967-1968 album cover featuring photo of the chorus members.

From the back of the album cover:

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Audio

BNC Sounds of a Miracle in 1971

BNC Sounds of a Miracle 1971 record
Image of BNC Sounds of a Miracle 1971 record

In 1971 this recording was sent in a packet of materials to alumni, and constituents of Bethany Nazarene College, BNC, (now Southern Nazarene University).  It reaches out to describe the "Miracle Offering" that took place on the campus of BNC in which over the course of three weeks students gave $77,554.47 towards the College's indebtedness.  Quoting from the pamphlet accompanying this recording "BNC operated on a balanced budget for the first 20 years of President Cantrell's administration.

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Audio

Bethany Nazarene College Jazz Band Just the Beginning...

BNC Jazz Band Just the Beginning... cover
BNC Jazz Band Just the Beginning... cover
From the liner notes:      
     Bethany Nazarene College is a Christ-centered institution located in Bethany, Oklahoma-just west of Oklahoma City It is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Bethany Nazarene College is a fully accredited four year liberal arts college offering majors in twenty-six fields.
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Bethany Nazarene College Chorale 1989

BNC Chorale 1989 Cover
BNC Chorale 1989 album cover with photo of chorale members.

Bethany Nazarene College Chorale was recorded in 1989, under the direction of David L. Miller.

From the back of the album cover:

Side 1: 

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Tabs

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00007825
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