Create in Me a Clean Heart

Create in Me a Clean Heart
(Anthem for SATB Chorus and Organ)
by
Dan Locklair

Create in Me a Clean Heart (Anthem for SATB Chorus and Organ) was composed in 1980 and is dedicated to Samuel Adler. The following program note for the piece appeared in the New Releases publication of Paraclete Press (the publisher of Create in Me a Clean Heart):

“Dan Locklair has created a sensitive and imaginative setting of selected verses from Psalm 51. The opening words are set in chant-like fashion, mostly in unison, with a quiet organ background. At the words ‘restore unto me the joy of thy salvation,’ the music turns quite dance-like in triple meter while all voices and the organ develop the rhythmic motives. The music reaches its climax with the words ‘and uphold me with thy free spirit,’ and concludes in the quiet spirit of the opening. This anthem is an inspired addition to the settings of this beloved text.”

Paraclete Press
Winter Supplement
1999-2000