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:

  • Plainsmen Quartet: 1953-1954, BPC; vocal members include Dick Osborn, Tinker Oyler, Bill Sullivan, and Robert Hale
  • Singing the Classics; 1959-1960, BNC; vocal members include Steve Brown, Harrell Lucky, Danny Steele, and Marshall Pryor
  • Voices of Praise: 1959-1960, BNC; vocal members include Steve Brown, Harrell Lucky, Danny Steele, and Marshall Pryor
  • As a Volunteer: 1961-1962, BNC; vocal members include Don Morgan, Larry Lewis, Barth Smith, and Ira Lee Cox
  • BNC Quartet Sings Gospel: 1963, BNC
  • To God be the Glory: 1963-1964, BNC; vocal members include Ray Cook, Hardy Weathers, Wayne Rice, and Justin Rice
  • Called Unto Holiness: 1964-1965, BNC; vocal members include Bob Rist, Charles Isdell, Wayne Brown, and Tim Whittaker
  • A Mighty Fortress is Our God: 1967-1968, BNC; vocal members include Jim Dillow, Steve Langford, Doug Grant, and Vince Snowbarger
  • The Collegians: 1975-1976, BNC; vocal members include John Dorough, Tim Marvin, Steve Coleman, and John Haines
  • The Collegians: 1979; BNC
  • We'll Walk With God: 1983; BNC, The Collegians

 

This collection was made possible in part by a generous donation to Southern Nazarene University's Fred Floyd Archives by Dulan Elder. 

*Note:  In 1955, BPC became BNC, and, in 1985, BNC became Southern Nazarene University.

 

BPC Plainsmen Quartet 1954

BPC Plainsmen Quartet 1954 Label
BPC Plainsmen Quartet 1954 Label from the 78 RPM record album Side A.

Plainsmen: 1953-1954, Bethany Peniel College; vocal members include Dick Osborn, Tinker Oyler, Bill Sullivan, and Robert Hale.

English
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Audio

Singing the Classics - BNC Collegiate Quartet 1959

BNC Collegiate Quartet - Sings the Classics Label
BNC Collegiate Quartet - Sings the Classics Label

This album was donated to the archives without a record album cover, or official title.  The title given by the archivist is 'Singing the Classics'. 

Identification of members and date of recording were identified by Marion Snowbarger, former Director of the Fred Floyd Archives at Southern Nazarene University.

This album was recorded by the BNC Collegiate Quartet in 1959. Members include Danny Steele, Harrell Lucky, Steve Brown, and Marshall Pryor.

Track listing:

Side 1: 

English
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Audio

Voices of Praise - BNC Collegiate Quartet

BNC Collegiate Quartet - Voices of Praise Cover
BNC Collegiate Quartet - Voices of Praise Cover with illustration.

Voices of Praise: 1959-1960, Bethany Nazarene College; vocal members include Steve Brown, Harrell Lucky, Danny Steele, and Marshall Pryor

From the album's back cover: 

     "THE "COLLEGIATE" QUARTET is a name which symbolizes enjoyment, music, and a spiritual blessing to thousands of people throughout the Midwest. Under the direction of the Public Relations Department of Bethany Nazarene College, this quartet has traveled since October of 1958 representing the college in churches and other groups across its educational zone.

English
Type: 
Audio

As A Volunteer - BNC Collegiate Quartet

BNC Collegiate Quartet - As A Volunteer Cover
BNC Collegiate Quartet - As A Volunteer Cover featuring photo of Collegiate Quartet members: Don Morgan, Larry Lewis, Barth Smith, and Ira Lee Cox.

As a Volunteer: 1961-1962, Bethany Nazarene College; vocal members include Don Morgan, Larry Lewis, Barth Smith, and Ira Lee Cox.

From the back side of the album cover: 

AS A VOLUNTEER

English
Type: 
Audio

BNC Quartet Sings Gospel 1963

BNC Quartet 1963
BNC Quartet 1963 album cover

This album was transferred from 1/4" magnetic audio tape.  The album was recorded in 1963, but the quartet members are unknown.  If you were a part of the quartet that produced this album, or know who is singing please contact the Fred Floyd Archives at Southern Nazarene University. 

English
Type: 
Audio

To God Be The Glory - BNC Collegiate Quartet

BNC Collegiate Quartet - To God Be the Glory Cover
BNC Collegiate Quartet - To God Be the Glory Cover featuring photo of Collegiate Quartet members: Ray Cook, Hardy Weathers, Wayne Rice, and Justin Rice.

To God be the Glory: 1963-1964, Bethany Nazarene College; vocal members include Ray Cook, Hardy Weathers, Wayne Rice, and Justin Rice.

From the back cover:

"Collegiate Quartet representing Bethany Nazarene College

     THE COLLEGIATE QUARTET has ofiicially represented Bethany Nazarene College since 1957, making over 250 appearances each year in churches, civic clubs, summer youth camps, church conferences and campus activities. They travel extensively throughout the year in the seven-state area of Nazarene churches that support Bethany Nazarene College.

English
Type: 
Audio

Called Unto Holiness - BNC Collegiate Quartet

BNC Collegiate Quartet - Called Unto Holiness Cover
BNC Collegiate Quartet - Called Unto Holiness Cover featuring a photo of Collegiate Quartet members: Bob Rist, Charles Isbell, Wayne Brown, and Tim Whittaker.

Called Unto Holiness: 1964/1965, Bethany Nazarene College; vocal members include Bob Rist, Charles Isbell, Wayne Brown, and Tim Whittaker.

From the back album cover: 

"Four young men are selected each year as members of the Collegiate Quartet. The Collegiate Quartet has represented Bethany Nazarene College since 1957. BNC is an accredited four-year liberal arts college serving seven states comprising the south-central educational zone of the Church of the Nazarene.

English
Type: 
Audio

A Mighty Fortress is Our God - BNC College Men Four

BNC College Men Four - A Might Fortress is Our God Cover
BNC College Men Four - A Might Fortress is Our God Cover featuring a photo of First Presbyterian Church Oklahoma City, located at 1001 NW 25th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

A Mighty Fortress is Our God: 1967-1968, Bethany Nazarene College; vocal members include Jim Dillow, Steve Langford, Doug Grant, and Vince Snowbarger

From the back cover:

THE COLLEGE MEN FOUR is the official travelling represent,ative of Bethany Nazarene College located in Bethany, Oklahoma. Bethany College is an accredited four-year liberal arts college serving an educational zone consisting of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

Side 1: 

English
Type: 
Audio

The Collegians 1975-1976 - BNC Collegiate Quartet

BNC The Collegians 1975-1976 Cover
BNC The Collegians 1975-1976 Cover featuring a photo of Collegiate Quartet members: John Dorough, Tim Marvin, Steve Coleman, and John Haines.

The Collegians: 1975-1976, Bethany Nazarene College; vocal members include John Dorough, Tim Marvin, Steve Coleman, and John Haines.

From the back cover:

"THE COLLEGIANS OF BETHANY NAZARENE COLLEGE

Hundreds of practice hours ... thousands of miles traveled ... dozens of songs sung . . . scores of services. This is the life of the Collegians! In traveling from one end of the Bethany Nazarene College Educational Zone to the other, these five dedicated young men have well represented the Christ and the holiness college they love.

English
Type: 
Audio

The Collegians 1979 - BNC Collegiate Quartet

BNC The Collegians 1979 Cover
BNC The Collegians 1979 Cover with members Greg, Steve, David, George Vera, Barry

From the album cover:

The Collegians Quartet travels for Bethany Nazarene College. They have been warmly received in churches and youth camps throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Their ministry in song is a blessing to all ages who enjoy quartet singing. They are men with a testimony who have committed their musical talents to Christ’s service. I commend them to you.  - Dr. John A. Knight, President                                                                            

SIDE ONE

English
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Audio

We'll Walk with God - Bethany Nazarene College Collegians 1983

BNC Collegians - We'll Walk with God Cover
BNC Collegians - We'll Walk with God Cover with photo of quartet members standing by the piano. Members include: Tim Marvin, John Dorough, John Haines, Steve Coleman, Dave McDonald - Pianist.

From the album cover:

English
Type: 
Audio

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WHDL-00007824
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