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October 2012

» Dan Locklair’s new From the rising of the sun… (A Short Festival Piece for Brass Quartet, Percussion & Organ) has been published by Subito. Commissioned by Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia to honor the 10th anniversary of their sanctuary and Mander Organ, it was premiered on September 9, 2012 by organist Nicole Marane and The Atlanta Brassworks (Scott Atchison, conductor).

» Two Locklair choral works, O Magnum Mysterium and Hodie Christus Natus Est, are included in the new Novello publication, Noel! 3 (Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany for Mixed Voice Choirs). David Hill is the editor.

September 2012

» World Premiere of Dan Locklair’s From the rising of the sun… on September 9 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

Dan Locklair’s From the rising of the sun… (A Short Festival Piece for Brass Quartet, Percussion and Organ) will be given its World Premiere on Sunday, September 9 at the 8:45 and 11:15 AM services of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road, NW in Atlanta, Georgia.

Performers include Atlanta Brassworks, percussionist Michael Cebulski, and Peachtree Road UMC Associate Organist Nicole Marane.

The composer has written about the new work, “From the rising of the sun…” is the result of a 2012 commission from the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church of Atlanta, Georgia, in honor of the 10th anniversary of their sanctuary and organ on 9 September 2012…“From the rising of the sun…” takes its inspiration and title from the theme of light as represented in the church’s Rose Window and two transept windows. The 18-foot diameter Rose Window represents creation and symbolizes God’s words from scripture as recorded in Genesis 1:3, “Let there be light.” The two transept windows represent Day and Night and are inscribed with words from Psalm 113:3: “From the rising of the sun unto its setting, Blessed be the Name of the Lord.” More about the piece and the performances at http://www.subitomusic.com/locklairs-rhythmic-drive-gorgeous-harmonies/.

May 2012

» Organ Music of Dan Locklair on May 20 at St. Pancras Church in London, England – Part of London Festival of Contemporary Church Music

Dan Locklair’s Dance the Joy! for solo organ will be performed on Sunday, May 20 – 6:00 PM as part of the choral evensong service at St. Pancras Church on Euston Road in London, England. This will be presented by the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

Dance the Joy! (Toccata for Organ) was written in 2004 on a commission from United Music Publishers and is included in their Organworks! publication, produced in cooperation with Subito Music. Mr. Locklair is the only American whose music will be performed at the 2012 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

Other composers on the May 20 choral evensong service are Daniel Rollison, Julian Anderson, Ron Corp, Andrew Gant and Hilary Tann.

For more information about the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, visit http://www.lfccm.com/.

» Dan Locklair’s Phoenix Processional for solo organ will be performed by Margaret Chen on Thursday, May 17 – 12:15 PM in the Main Hall of Suntory Hall, Akasaka 1-13-1, Minato-ku in Tokyo, Japan. This will be part of the Organ Promenade Concert Series.

The May 17 concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/suntoryhall/.

» Piedmont Wind Symphony Performs Music by Dan Locklair on May 8 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dan Locklair’s A Pilgrim’s Lot will be performed by the Piedmont Wind Symphony, Robert Simon, Artistic Director as part of A Celebration of Winston-Salem on Tuesday, May 8 – 7:30 PM at Brendle Recital Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest Road in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The composer writes, “A Pilgrim’s Lot (A Concert Piece for Band) was composed for my Wake Forest University colleague, Kevin Bowen, and the Wake Forest University Band Program. In one movement, the composition is based on a melody entitled, A Pilgrim’s Lot, from the early American shape-note hymnal, The Sacred Harp, 1860.” The piece was written in 2000.

Conducted by Jeff Whitsett, the concert will also feature Guest Conductor Dr. Kevin Bowen and a performance by the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, directed by Barbara Beattie.

For tickets and information about the May 8 concert, call 336-722-9328 or visit http://www.piedmontwindsymphony.com/.

April 2012

» Piano Music of Dan Locklair Performed by Louis Goldstein on April 27 at Community Arts Cafe in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dan Locklair’s Visions in the Haze (A Fantasy for Piano), will be performed by Louis Goldstein on Friday, April 27 – 8:00 PM at Community Arts Cafe 411 W. 4th Street in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This will be part of Forecast Music Presents: Carolina & Beyond.

Visions in the Haze was written in 1982. The 14-minute work was recorded by Louis Goldstein for the Orion Master Recordings label. Chamber works by Lance Hulme, Kathleen Pierson, Eric Schwartz, Leonard Mark Lewis, Kyong Mee Choi and Brian Baxter will also be presented.

For more information about the April 27 event, call 336-793-8000 or visit http://www.communityartscafe.com/wp/.

March 2012

» Dan Locklair’s Phoenix for Orchestra Performed by Winston-Salem Symphony on March 17 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dan Locklair’s PHOENIX for orchestra will be performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, with special guests the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony, conducted by Matthew Troy on Saturday, March 17 – 2 PM at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest Road in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This will be part of the Concert for Community, presented in celebration of the Symphony’s 65th anniversary.

In 2007, Maestro Moody commissioned Locklair to adapt his piece PHOENIX Fanfare and Processional for orchestra.

The Concert for Community is being presented in partnership with the Institute for Public Engagement of Wake Forest University and is sponsored by the George and Mary Tucker Charitable Fund.

February 2012

» Organ Music of Dan Locklair on February 27 at Musashino Civic Cultural Hall, in Tokyo, Japan

Two movements of Dan Locklair’s Rubrics for solo organ will be performed by John Scott on Monday, February 27 – 8 PM at Musashino Civic Cultural Hall, 3-9-11 Nakamachi, Musashino in Tokyo, Japan.

Rubrics is a liturgical suite in five movements, inspired by the instructions (rubrics) in the Book of Common Prayer. The five movements are 1) “‘Hallelujah,’ has been restored…” 2) “Silence may be kept” 3) “…and thanksgivings may follow” 4) The Peace may be exchanged” and 5) The people respond – Amen!” The piece has been recorded by Marilyn Keiser for Loft Recordings and Pro Organo, Thomas Trotter for the Organ Historical Society label and Alan Morrison for ACA Digital.

For more information, call +81-422-54-8822 or go to http://www.musashino-culture.or.jp/. Visit John Scott.

January 2012

» Organ Music of Dan Locklair on January 25 at Juilliard School in New York City

Dan Locklair’s Rubrics for solo organ will be performed by David Ball on Wednesday, January 25 – 8 PM in The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall, 155 West 65th Street in Manhattan, as part of the organ department’s annual recital.

Other composers on the program are Frank Bridge, Marcel Dupré, Edward Elgar, Paul Hindemith, André Isoir, Max Reger, and Louis Vierne.

Performers will be David Ball, Michael Hey, Colin MacKnight, Griffin McMahon, Raymond Nagem, Benjamin Sheen, Janet Yieh, and Gregory Zelek. All of them are organ students of Paul Jacobs, chair of Juilliard’s Organ Department.

For program information and performer bios, visit http://www.juilliard.edu/newsroom/releases/current/2012_January25_Organists-print.html.

December 2011

» Choral Music by Dan Locklair Featured on WGBH Radio, Christmas Day, December 25

Dan Locklair’s The Stars and Sleighing Song for SATB, SSAA and TTBB choruses and piano will be featured on WGBH radio’s Christmas Around New England program, hosted by Cheryl Willoughby on Sunday, December 25 at 12 noon EST. The two pieces are movements from WINTER (from the forgottens), performed by the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society, Andrew Clark, conductor.

For a playlist and to listen to the program.

WINTER (from the forgottens), a four-movement choral cycle for choruses and piano was Premiered by the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society on December 3 at Harvard University’s Sanders Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The piece was commissioned by the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society (Andrew Clark, conductor).

As the composer writes, “WINTER (from the forgottens) is based on poetry from four 19th century and early 20th century American poets whose work has been undeservedly forgotten. While the theme of the choral cycle is the season of Winter, hues of the December holiday spirit permeate each piece.”

» Premieres of Choral Music by Dan Locklair on December 3 and 4 at Harvard University and in Oxford, England

Choral works by Dan Locklair will be given their World Premiere and U.K.Premiere on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4:

WINTER (from the forgottens), a four-movement choral cycle for SATB, SSAA and TTBB choruses and piano will be Premiered by the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society on Saturday, December 3 – 8:00 PM at Sanders Theater on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The piece was commissioned by the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society (Andrew Clark, Conductor).

As the composer writes, “WINTER (from the forgottens) is based on poetry from four 19th century and early 20th century American poets whose work has been undeservedly forgotten. While the theme of the choral cycle is the season of Winter, hues of the December holiday spirit permeate each piece.” Other composers on the program include Brahms, Morales, Praetorius, Rachmaninov and more, and audience sing-alongs of traditional holiday carols. More about the concert and the Harvard Glee Club.

Creator of the Stars of Night (An Anthem for SATB Chorus and Organ) will be premiered the Harvard University Choir on Sunday, December 4 – 11:00 AM as part of Sunday services at Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University.

Memorial Church Music Director Edward Jones said of the work,“…Through [his] subtle interweaving of two famous advent melodies, Conditor Alme and Picardy, this luminous work evokes the mysticism and awe so apt for this season of expectation.” More about the service and Memorial Church

Additionally, on Friday, December 2 at 8:30 AM, the Church’s daily service of Morning Prayer will include performances of Locklair’s Serenity, from Inventions for organ and The Lord Bless You and Keep You (for SATB chorus, a cappella).

Creator of the Stars of Night will receive its second performance on Sunday, December 11 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by The St. Paul’s Choir, John Cummins, Organist/Choirmaster. More about this.

Three Christmas Motets will be given its U.K. Premiere by Commotio, Matthew Berry, Director, Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 PM in Merton College Chapel in Oxford, England.

The piece, SATB (divisi), a cappella, was written in 1993 and consists of the movements I. Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite, II. O Magnum Mysterium and III. Hodie Christus Natus Est. Other composers on the program include Schoenberg, James MacMillan, Malcolm Williamson and Peter Racine Fricker. Commotio is one of Oxford’s foremost chamber choirs.

Commotio will give a second UK performance of Three Christmas Motets on Saturday December 31 at 3:30 PM in Douai Abbey, near Reading. For more about Commotio and these concerts.

November 2011

» Choral Music of Dan Locklair on November 18 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut

On Friday, November 18 at 8:00 PM, Dan Locklair’s The Stars will be performed by the Harvard Glee Club, Andrew Clark, Conductor at Woolsey Hall of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Piano accompanist will be Bernard Kreger.

The performance is a preview of a movement from the composer’s Winter (from the forgottens), the complete version of which will be Premiered in December. This will be the annual concert together with the Yale Glee Club the night before the Harvard-Yale football game.

More about the concert and the Harvard Glee Club.

» Dan Locklair’s In Memory – H.H.L for Strings Performed by Fulton County Honors Orchestra on November 15 in Roswell, Georgia

Composer Dan Locklair’s In Memory – H.H.L. for string orchestra will be performed by the Fulton County Honors Orchestra, with guest conductor Dr. Mark A. Laycock, on Tuesday, November 15 – 7:00 PM at Centennial High School, 9310 Scott Road in Roswell, Georgia

In Memory – H.H.L. was written in 2005. Maestro Kirk Trevor wrote this about the piece in 2006, “After the first read-through of In Memory – H.H.L. I realized we had found a worthy successor to the Barber Adagio. Here was a gorgeously crafted Adagio for Strings that had a new voice, but with the same hauntingly lush harmonies and intensity that makes the string orchestra such a beautiful vehicle in the concert hall. After recording it, I was even more convinced that In Memory – H.H.L. has a real place in the standard string orchestra literature. As a conductor we are often looking for that five minute adagio to fit into our programming, and now we have a second option to the Barber from a wonderful living American composer.”

The work is part of Naxos’ Symphony of Seasons and other orchestral works CD (8.559337), performed by Maestro Trevor and the Slovak Radio Orchestra. More about In Memory – H.H.L. including a sound sample.

Other works on the program are Purcell/Britten Chacony in G Minor and David Diamond’s Rounds for String Orchestra.

For more information about the November 15 concert…

» Choral and Organ Music of Dan Locklair on November 5 and 6 in Cambridge, MA, Philadelphia, PA and Atlanta, GA

Choral and organ music by Dan Locklair was heard across the eastern United States on November 5 and 6:

November 5 – 8:00 PM – A Winter Twilight (SSAA) will be performed by the Radcliffe Choral Society, Andrew Clark, Conductor at the Sanders Theatre of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Piano accompanist will be John Sullivan. The piece is a preview of a movement from the composer’s Winter (from the forgottens), the complete version of which will be Premiered in December. Others composers on the program include Monteverdi, Victoria, Barber, Dufay and Brahms.

More about the concert and the Radcliffe Choral Society.

November 5 – 3:00 PM – Renowned organist Marilyn Keiser will perform Mr. Locklair’s Phoenix Processional and In Mystery and Wonder (The Casavant Diptych) as part of her recital at Verizon Hall of The Kimmel Center, 260 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has recorded both of these works as part of Loft’s The Music of Dan Locklair (LRCD-1110).

Other composers on the program are Herbert Howells, Handel, Rheinberger, Stephen Paulus and Vierne. For more information, visit http://kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4097.

November 6 – 4:00 PM – the composer’s Remembrance will be presented by the Cathedral Choir as part of the Choral Eucharist at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW in Atlanta, Georgia. Dale Adelmann is the Cathedral’s Canon for Music.

More about this and the Cathedral’s music schedule.

October 2011

» The World Premiere of Dan Locklair’s Trumpets of Light for trumpet and organ will be performed by trumpeter Lorraine Cohen and organist Matthew Phelps on Sunday, October 23, 3:00 PM at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Road in Bronxville, New York. This will be part of a concert to dedicate the church’s new David Harris organ console.

The composer writes about the new work, “My Trumpets of Light (A Suite in Four Movements for Trumpet & Organ) was composed between March and June 2011. It is dedicated to my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Welshimer, who funded the commission from The Reformed Church of Bronxville New York (Matthew Phelps, Minister of Music and Eugene Lavery, Associate Director of Music) for the Autumn 2011 dedication of the church’s new David Harris organ console. Approximately fourteen minutes in length, each movement of Trumpets of Light is extra-musically inspired by a biblical scripture. The common thread of these scriptures is light, an understandable link given the fact that the beautiful Reformed Church’s natural light sources are the 1944-1945 windows by Boston stain-glass artist, Charles J. Connick. Linking the movements together musically is one melodic idea, first heard in Proclamation, which is transformed in each movement. Economical harmonic movement is also a trait of each movement.” Trumpets of Light is published by Subito Music.

The October 23 program will also include a selection of organ masterworks. For more information about this program, call 914-337-6776, or visit the Reformed Church of Bronxville.

September 2011

» Dan Locklair’s Dream Steps (A Dance Suite for flute, viola and harp) will be presented by the Carolina Chamber Music Festival on September 17 in New Bern, North Carolina.

The evening, titled Shall We Dance, will also include a 7:00 pre-concert discussion with Mr. Locklair, who is the Festival’s Composer-In-Residence.

He writes this about the piece, “Dream Steps was conceived as both a free-standing dance suite in five movements for flute, viola and harp as well as a chamber work to be danced (especially in small spaces, such as art galleries). Commissioned by the Mallarmé Chamber Players of Durham, North Carolina, in 1993 (with partial funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency) and written in the same year, Langston Hughes’ five-part poem, “Lenox Avenue Mural”, was the extra-musical stimulus for the piece, suggesting elements of both symbolism and form.” The piece has been recorded for the Albany label as part of the 2-CD set Dan Locklair: Chamber Music.

For more information about the Carolina Chamber Music Festival…

Read a Subito Music Corporation article about recent and upcoming U.S. performances of Dan Locklair’s music, including his Trumpets of Light.

» Organ and choral music by Dan Locklair will be performed on September 11 at the following locations:

2:00 PM – organist Haig Mardirosian will perform the composer’s Aeolian Sonata as part of his In Memoriam 9/11 recital at Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, part of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa, Florida.

Works of Leo Sowerby, Cesar Franck, J.S. Bach, Samuel Barber and Joseph Jongen will also be presented.

The Aeolian Sonata is a 9/11 commemorative work that moves from depictions of horror to reconciliation and peace to the joyous resilience of the human spirit. It consists of three movements: I. Aus tiefer not (Out of the Depths I Cry to Thee), II. Shalom (Peace) and III. Laudate Dominum (O Praise the Lord) and appears on the CD, The Music of Dan Locklair, performed by Marilyn Keiser.

This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 813-257-6100 or visit http://www.ut.edu/sykeschapel/.

5:30 PM – St. Paul’s Choir, John Cummins, organist/choirmaster and Anita Cirba, trumpet will present Locklair’s Remembrance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This will be part of a special Evensong 9/11 commemoration with Bishop Michael Curry.

Remembrance, with a text from Matthew 5: 3-12, is scored for SATB chorus, organ and optional trumpet. You can hear the work here.

For more about this special event, visit http://www.stpauls-ws.org/.

June 2011

» The World Premiere of composer Dan Locklair’s Concerto for Organ and Orchestra will be performed by the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, conductor, and soloist Susan Bates on Wednesday, June 29 – 8 PM at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 North Holden Road in Greensboro, North Carolina. This is a commission from the American Guild of Organists, Greensboro Chapter, for the 2011 Region IV AGO Convention in Greensboro from June 26-29. To learn more

The composer has written the following about the new work, “My Concerto for Organ and Orchestra is cast in three movements. Approximately twenty minutes in length, the composition is cyclic in nature with all movements being linked by that most basic of harmonic materials, the triad. Further, the 11th century plainsong melody, Divinum mysterium, is at the heart and soul of the serene middle movement. Even as the opening movement begins and ends with music of grandeur, the Concerto concludes with the highly rhythmic and driving third movement, the Toccata. I am very excited about this new concerto commission for the 2011 Region IV AGO Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina!”

Tickets for the June 29 concert are $15 and can be obtained by calling 336-653-0201 or visiting this site.

March 2011

» Organ Music of Dan Locklair at Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida on March 19.

Composer Dan Locklair’s St. John’s Suite will be performed by organist Jonathan Easter on Saturday, March 19 – 12 noon at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 36 Sevilla Street in Saint Augustine, Florida.

The suite was written in 2007 and consists of four movements: 1. Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel, 2. …lovest thou me more than these?, 3. …the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep and 4. …blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Other composers on the program include Maurice Durufle, Samuel Barber, Mark C. Jones, William Bolcom, J.S. Bach and Jean Langlais.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 904-829-6451 or visit http://www.memorialpcusa.org/.

Jonathan Easter is Organist/Music Director of St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and is Sub-Dean of the Jacksonville branch of the American Guild of Organists. He is a graduate of Shorter College, where he completed his bachelor’s of music in organ performance and church music.

» Composer Dan Locklair’s Pater Noster will be performed by the Duke University Chorale, Rodney Wynkoop conductor, on Wednesday, March 9 – 7 PM at First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Thursday, March 10 – 7 PM at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 West Harrison Avenue in Claremont and Friday, March 11 – 7:30 PM at St. James By-the-Sea, 743 Prospect Street in La Jolla. All three of these California concerts will also include sacred and secular masterworks.

Pater Noster, a motet for SSAATTBB chorus, a cappella, written in 2000, is based on a traditional Latin text and has been recorded for the Koch International Classics, Priory and Arsis labels.

The Duke Chorale is a primarily undergraduate concert choir at Duke University, performing an extensive repertoire of chorale pieces, ranging from Renaissance German and French works to Latin Requiems and Negro spirituals. The Chorale rehearses regularly during the school year and performs half a dozen concerts around central North Carolina and takes a concert tour over spring break each year.

For more information about these concerts, and the Duke University Chorale, please visit http://www.duke.edu/web/chorale/.

» Choral Music of Dan Locklair in Stanford, California on March 5 and in San Francisco on March 6

Composer Dan Locklair’s Pater Noster will be performed by the Duke University Chorale, Rodney Wynkoop conductor, on Saturday, March 5 – 8 PM at Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall in Stanford, California, and on Sunday, March 6 – 3:30 PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street in San Francisco. Both programs will also include sacred and secular masterworks.

Pater Noster, a motet for SSAATTBB chorus, a cappella, written in 2000, is based on a traditional Latin text and has been recorded for the Koch International Classics, Priory and Arsis labels.

The Duke Chorale is a primarily undergraduate concert choir at Duke University, performing an extensive repertoire of chorale pieces, ranging from Renaissance German and French works to Latin Requiems and Negro spirituals. The Chorale rehearses regularly during the school year and performs half a dozen concerts around central North Carolina and takes a concert tour over spring break each year.

For more information about these concerts, and the Duke University Chorale, please visit http://www.duke.edu/web/chorale/.

February 2011

» Choral Music of Dan Locklair in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Organ Music in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 20.

Composer Dan Locklair’s Pater Noster will be performed by the Duke University Chorale, Rodney Wynkoop conductor, on Sunday, February 20 – 4 PM at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2575 Parkway Drive in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The program will include sacred and secular works.

Pater Noster, a motet for SSAATTBB chorus, a cappella, written in 2000, is based on a traditional Latin text and has been recorded for the Koch International Classics, Priory and Arsis labels.

The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be taken. For information, contact St. Timothy’s Church at 336-765-0294, ext. 306, or visit them at http://sttimothy.ws/. More about the Duke University Chorale at http://www.duke.edu/web/chorale/.

Locklair’s In Mystery and Wonder (The Casavant Diptych) for organ will be presented by Susan Bates, also on Sunday, February 20 – 4 PM, at First Presbyterian Church, 617 North Elm Street in Greensboro, North Carolina. This concert is sponsored by The Euterpe Club of Greensboro.

In Mystery and Wonder was written in 2004 and consists of I. Aria (God moves in a mysterious way…) and II. Toccata (…His wonders to perform…). The piece has been recorded by organist Alan Morrison for the ACA Digital label. The coming Summer, Susan Bates will be the soloist in the composer’s new Concerto for Organ and Orchestra with the EMF Orchestra and Gerard Schwarz. Other organists from throughout the Greensboro arts community will also perform.

The program is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. For more information, call 336-373-0445 or visit http://www.fpcgreensboro.org/.

» Subito Music Promotes Dan Locklair’s Choral Music

» Read an Association of Anglican Musicians Journal articleabout Dan Locklair

November 2010

» Chamber Music of Dan Locklair Performed on November 9 at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem

Composer Dan Locklair’s Dream Steps for flute, viola and harp will be presented by the Fire Pink Trio on Tuesday, November 9 – 7:30 PM in Watson Hall at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 South Main St. in Winston-Salem.

Faculty artists Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp, and Sheila Browne, viola, with UNCSA alumna Debra Reuter-Pivetta on flute, the Fire Pink trio (http://firepinktrio.com/) will perform an evening of music by American composers, also including works by Jan Bach, Adolphus Hailstork and Sunny Burnette.

Dream Steps was written in five movements – I. Barcaroles and Recitatives, II. Awakenings, III. Bars of Blues, IV. Ballade in Sarabande and V. Barcaroles, and has been recorded by the Mallarmé Chamber Players for Albany – Dan Locklair: Chamber Works and Capstone – Chamber Music for Harp, Flute, and Strings.

Tickets for the November 9 concert are $12 adults / $10 seniors and students. For information, call 336-734-2872 or visit http://www.uncsa.edu/performances/november.htm#FirePink

October 2010

» An Evening of Music by Dan Locklair, Including World Premiere, on October 16 at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, Virginia

Composer Dan Locklair’s Arise in Beauty for SATB chorus and organ will be given its World Premiere on Saturday, October 16 – 8:00 PM at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, as part of An Evening of the Music of Dan Locklair. This concert is part of the Peter Pelham Series 2010-2011.

Arise in Beauty (An Anthem for SATB Chorus and Organ) is the result of a commission from the Bruton Parish Church through a gift from Carolyn Weekley in memory of her mother, Catherine Minor Weekley (1920 – 2009). Its 2009 text, by poet and retired Virginia Commonwealth University Instructor, Angier Brock, was commissioned for this anthem. Arise in Beauty was completed in November 2009 and is approximately seven minutes in length.

Other works on the program are Locklair’s Jubilate Deo (for choir, organ, brass and percussion), Phoenix Fanfare and Processional (for brass, organ and percussion), Sonata da Chiesa (for flute and organ), movements from Rubrics for organ and Constellations (A Concerto for Percussion and Organ). Performers will include the Choirs of Bruton Parish.

Tickets are $10, $5 students. For more about the October 16 concert, call 757-345-2947 or visit http://www.brutonparish.org/.

» Organ Music of Dan Locklair Performed on October 10 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut

Composer Dan Locklair’s Glory and Peace for solo organ will be presented by organist Thomas Murray on Sunday, October 10 – 8:00 PM at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, corner of Grove and College Streets in New Haven, Connecticut. The program is presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music as part of the 2010 – 2011 season of Great Organ Music.

Glory and Peace (2008) is a suite of seven reflections for organ, inspired by George Herbert’s poem King of Glory, King of Peace. It was commissioned by the Anglican Musicians Foundation, the Los Angeles Conference Committee and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and was premiered by Thomas Murray in June 2009 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles as a part of the 2009 National Conference of the Anglican Association of Musicians (AAM). Hear excerpts of the work at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/organ. Other composers on the program include Hindemith, Schumann, Weitz and Goldmark.

The October 10 concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203 432 5180 or visit http://www.yale.edu/ism/events/TomMurray2010.html.

Thomas Murray, concert organist and recording artist, is University Organist and Professor of Music at Yale University. Visit him at http://www.concertorganists.com/site2009/artist2.aspx?id=64.

» Organ Music of Dan Locklair Performed on October 1 at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto, Canada

Composer Dan Locklair’s Glory and Peace for solo organ will be presented by organist Thomas Murray on Friday, October 1 – 7:30 PM at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East in Toronto, Canada. The program is presented by Music at Metropolitan and the Toronto Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

Glory and Peace (2008) is a suite of seven reflections for organ, inspired by George Herbert’s poem King of Glory, King of Peace. It was commissioned by the Anglican Musicians Foundation, the Los Angeles Conference Committee and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and was premiered by Thomas Murray in June 2009 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles as a part of the 2009 National Conference of the Anglican Association of Musicians (AAM). Hear excerpts of the work.

Other composers on the program include Saint Saens, Hindemith, Widor and Schumann. The Metropolitan United Church organ is the largest in Canada and is a 5-manual Casavant.

Tickets are $20. For more about the October 1 concert, call 416-363-0331 Ext. 51 or visit http://www.metunited.org/jmvm1/.

Thomas Murray, concert organist and recording artist, is University Organist and Professor of Music at Yale University. Visit him at http://www.concertorganists.com/site2009/artist2.aspx?id=64.

June 2010
» Dan Locklair Commissioned by American Guild of Organists, Greater Greensboro, NC, Chapter for New Concerto for Organ and Orchestra

American composer Dan Locklair has been commissioned by the American Guild of Organists Greater Greensboro, North Carolina for a Concerto for Organ and Orchestra. The new work will be premiered at the June 2011 Region IV AGO Convention in Greensboro.

The composer has written the following about the new work, “My new Concerto for Organ and Orchestra is cast in three movements. Approximately twenty minutes in length, the composition is cyclic in nature with all movements being linked by that most basic of harmonic materials, the triad. Further, the 11th century plainsong melody, Divinum mysterium, is at the heart and soul of the serene middle movement. Even as the opening movement begins and ends with music of grandeur, the Concerto concludes with the highly rhythmic and driving third movement, the Toccata. I am very excited about this new concerto commission for the 2011 Region IV AGO Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina!”

April 2010
» Organ Music of Dan Locklair to Be Performed by Thomas Trotter at Petersham Festival in Great Britain on April 24

Rubrics, A Liturgical Suite for Organ by American composer Dan Locklair will be performed by Thomas Trotter, one of Britain’s finest organists, on Saturday, April 24 – 8:00 PM as part of his recital at St. Peter’s Church, Church Lane, off Petersham Road in Petersham, Surrey, England, presented by the Petersham Festival (http://www.petershamfestival.org/index.htm).

Rubrics is one of Dan Locklair’s most performed works. It consists of five movements – I. “…’Hallelujah’, has been restored…”, II. “Silence may be kept”, III. …and thanksgivings may follow.”, IV. “The Peace may be exchanged” and V. “The people respond – Amen!” It has been recorded by Mr. Trotter on his Sounds Phenomenal CD for Organ Historical Society (SHCD3), by Marilyn Keiser on Rubrics: The People Respond – Amen! for pro organo (CD 7025) and by Barbara Harbach as part of Contemporary Organ Music on Gasparo (GSCD-277).

Other composers on the April 24 program include J.S. and J.C. Bach, John Stanley and Jehan Alain. For tickets and more information, call 0844 586 7644 or visit http://www.petershamfestival.org/index.htm.

Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians. In May 2002 he received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious Instrumentalist Award in recognition of his particular achievements in 2001 and as “one of the foremost exponents of the organist’s art”. He makes the organ one of the most warmly Romantic of instruments. His technical and musical accomplishments have played a significant role in raising the profile of the organ…” Visit him at http://www.concertorganists.com/site2009/artist2.aspx?id=73.

» Organ Music of Dan Locklair to Be Performed by Marilyn Keiser at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. on April 16

Three works by American composer Dan Locklair, Rubrics, Celebration and In Mystery and Wonder (The Casavant Diptych), will be performed by Dr. Marilyn Keiser, one of America’s finest organists, on Friday, April 16 – 7:30 PM as part of her recital at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This performance is presented by St. Paul’s, The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Winston-Salem Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

This concert celebrates the release of The Music of Dan Locklair (LRCD-1110), a collection of some of the composer’s finest organ music, performed by Ms. Keiser. Other selections on the disk are Salem Sonata for organ, PHOENIX Processional (Solo Organ Version, and The Æolian Sonata for organ. For complete program notes about the pieces and more about the CD…

Other composers on the April 16 program include Herbert Howells, J.S. Bach, Rheinberger and Vierne. More about Marilyn Keiser

» Chamber Music of Dan Locklair Performed at Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, North Carolina on April 11

Composer Dan Locklair’s Dream Steps, A Dance Suite for flute, harp and viola will be performed on Sunday, April 11 – 3:00 PM in the Great Room of Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 East Connecticut Avenue in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Dream Steps was written in five movements – I. Barcaroles and Recitatives, II. Awakenings, III. Bars of Blues, IV. Ballade in Sarabande and V. Barcaroles, and has been recorded by the Mallarmé Chamber Players for Albany – Dan Locklair: Chamber Works and Capstone – Chamber Music for Harp, Flute, and Strings.

Other works on the program include Quartet for flute and strings by Franz Hoffmeister, Deux Poemes du Ronsard for soprano and flute by Albert Roussel, Sabina for solo viola by Andrew Norman and Exodus for soprano, violin, viola, cello, and harp by Elena Ruehr.

Performers include Ilana Davidson, soprano, Laura Gilbert, flute, Jacqui Carrasco, violin, Jonathan Bagg, viola, Elizabeth Beilman, cello and Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp.

Admission to the April 11 concert is by membership or $15 ticket. For more information, call 910-692-6261 or visit http://www.weymouthcenter.org/.

March 2010
» Choral Music of Dan Locklair Performed by Akron Symphony Chorus on March 14 in Akron, Ohio

Composer Dan Locklair’s changing perceptions, a five-movement choral cycle for SATB chorus and piano will be performed by the Akron Symphony Chorus, Hugh Ferguson Floyd conductor, as part of their Spring Concert on Sunday, March 14 – 2:00 PM at Our Lady of the Elms, 1375 Exchange Street in Akron, Ohio.

changing perceptions was commissioned and premiered in 1987 by The Choral Art Society of Portland, Maine (Dr. Robert Russell, Music Director). Created in memory of the composer’s father, changing perceptions and its accompanying Epitaph was the top prize winner of the 1989 Barlow International Composition Competition. The poetry of changing perceptions concerns issues of life and death and includes poetry by Carol Adler, from her collection, Day Lilies, and poems by Christine Teale Howes, Joy Kogawa and John G. Magee, Jr. The piece has been recorded for the Dan Locklair: Choral Music CD, with Robert Russell conducting the Choral Art Society.

Tickets for the March 14 concert are $15 each, general admission only, $7.50 for students. For tickets and information, call 330-535-8131 or visit http://www.akronsymphony.org/akron-symphony-chorus-spring-concert/. More about the Akron Symphony Chorus at http://www.akronsymphony.org/chorus/.

Loft Recordings has issued The Music of Dan Locklair (LRCD-1110), a collection of some of the composer’s finest organ music, performed by Marilyn Keiser. More about the CD. Naxos has issued Symphony of Seasons, Harp Concerto, In Memory H.H.L. and other orchestral works (CD 8.559337), performed by Kirk Trevor and the Slovak Radio Orchestra. His primary publishers are Subito Music and Ricordi (Boosey & Hawkes and Hal Leonard, U.S. agents).

Videos for Summer and Autumn from the Symphony of Seasons have been posted on YouTube.

December 2009
» Read a Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians Article About the Choral Music of Dan Locklair

August 2009
» New South Bend Chamber Singers Pro Organo CD Features Dan Locklair’s Ave Maria

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June 2009

» World Premiere of Organ Music by Dan Locklair Performed by Thomas Murray on June 29 at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles

American composer Dan Locklair’s Glory and Peace (A Suite of Seven Reflections for Organ) will be performed by acclaimed organist Thomas Murray on Monday, June 29 – 8:00 PM at the spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, California. This performance will be part of the Anglican Association of Musicians (AAM) 2009 National Conference in L.A.

The composer has written this about Glory and Peace, “With the theme of the 2009 AAM Conference being “Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise Thee”: Music as an iconic glimpse of Heaven from George Herbert’s, King of Glory, King of Peace, this poem served as the extra-musical stimulus for my Glory and Peace.”

“In seven movements, symbolism relating to the number “7” permeates all aspects of Glory and Peace, including its form, melodic development and its seventh-chord harmonic palette. The titles of each movement are taken from Mr. Herbert’s 17th century poem. Though none of the movements of this fourteen-minute suite are lengthy, Movements I, IV and VII are the longest and provide the girders of the composition. Movements II / III and V / VI are miniatures and represent dance movements that have traditionally been paired.”

Glory and Peace is published by Subito Music Publishing. The piece was commissioned by the AAM for their 2009 National Conference in Los Angeles. More about the conference at