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(North Carolina's) Dan Locklair (1949 - )
« on: October 18, 2020, 04:28:51 AM »
-Locklair was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1949
-played the organ professionally as a teen
-attended Mars Hill University in NC; obtained masters in music at Union Theological Seminary in NY; finally a doctrate from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY
-taught at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY 1973-1982,
-Presbyterian church musician in Binghamton
-became professor and composer-in-residence at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC in 1982
-gave recitals at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Thomas Church, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, all in New York.
-a section of Rubrics was performed at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan in 2004
-first American composer invited to have his music performed at the Czech Festival of Choral Arts
-long list of awards includes an American Guild of Organists Composer of the Year honor in 1996, a Friedheim Award from New York's Kennedy Center, and multiple ASCAP awards
-his music has been performed by major orchestras and choirs across the U.S. and the Helsinki Philharmonic, the BBC Singers, and the Elmer Iseler Singers of Toronto, etc.
-Hail the Coming Day was commissioned to celebrate the joining of the North Carolinian cities of Winston and Salem into today's Winston-Salem

website:  https://www.locklair.com/

Works list (incomplete)

Orchestral works     
   -Hues
   -In The Autumn Days
   -Dayspring
   -Creation’s Seeing Order
   -When Morning Stars
   -“Ere long we shall see ...” - Concerto brevis for Organ & Orchestra
   -Symphony No.1 'Symphony of Seasons'   
   -Symphony No.2, 'America'   
   -Phoenix and Again, overture for orchestra   
   -In Memory - H.H.L., for string orchestra 
   -Hail the Coming Day, for orchestra
   -Phoenix-Fanfare & Processional   
   -Harp Concerto   
   -Organ Concerto   
   
Chamber music   
   -Ayre from Arias and Dances, for harpsichord and chamber ensemble
   -Reynolda Reflections, for Flute, Cello & Piano
   -In The Almost Evening, Nocturne for Soprano, Clarinet & Piano
   -Music of Quince, Tone Poem for Flute, Clarinet, Violin & Piano
   -Constellations, Concerto for Organ & Percussion
   -Dream Steps, Dance Suite for Flute, Viola & Harp
   -“...the moon commands...”, Nocturne for Flute, Soprano, Percussion & Piano

Keyboard   
   -Windows of Comfort, for organ
   -The Breakers Pound, dance suite for harpsichord   
   -Ayre for the Dance, for organ
   -Cluster's Last Stand (on the Ground), for harpsichord   
   -Rubrics, liturgical suite for organ   
   -Salem Sonata for organ   
   -Variations for organ ("Celebration")   
   -The Aeolian Sonata, for organ   
   -In Mystery and Wonder (The Casavant Diptych), for organ     

Vocal 
   -Lairs of Soundings, tryptich for soprano & string orchestra   

Choral works   
   -Remembrance, for chorus, trumpet, and organ
   -Windswept (the trees)
   -Brief Mass
   -Changing Perceptions
   -Epitaph
   -Three Christmas Motets
   -Holy Canticles
   -Alleluia Dialogues
   -A Christmas Carol
   -Proclaim the Lord
   -Dona Nobis Pacem 
   -On Cats
   -Instant Culture
   -Break Away

His music (to date) is thoroughly tonal.  Can be utilized for an antidote after delving into an afternoon of Krenek.  ;D
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 06:10:31 AM by Scion7 »
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Re: (North Carolina's) Dan Locklair (1949 - )
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« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 04:33:41 AM by Scion7 »
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 04:50:55 AM »

Had not heard this one - but it is on YT.
Have to update the works list ....

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 10:49:59 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npgr05q6oks

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