Busy Summer Ahead for Dan Locklair

Composer Dan Locklair has a Full Schedule this Summer 2011

Dan LocklairSummer 2011 promises to keep Subito composer Dan Locklair busy, as he juggles world premieres, composer residencies, working on new commissions, and award-winning citations!

Recently, Dan Locklair’s Preces and Responses was featured during the 39th Annual Choirmaster’s Conference held at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York. The work was performed by the St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Locklair has long enjoyed an artistic association with St. Thomas and their music director John Scott. Locklair also just completed a residency at Yale University, where he taught composition at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

Currently, the composer is in Greensboro, NC for the Eastern Music Festival, where his new Concerto for Organ and Orchestra receives its world premiere on June 29th. Commissioned by the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Gerard Schwarz conducts soloist Susan Bates and the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra.

This fall, Locklair has several upcoming premieres including Trumpets of Light, his new four-movement suite for organ and trumpet. Commissioned by The Reformed Church of Bronxville, NY, it premieres on October 23, 2011. Also in the works is a new score for the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society. The multi-movement choral work will premiere on December 3, 2011 as part of Harvard’s annual “Christmas in Sanders Concert.”

Dan Locklair

This September, Locklair serves as composer-in-residence at the Carolina Chamber Music Festival, where his Dream Steps (A Dance Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp) will be performed. As the 10-year memorial of September 11th draws near, Locklair’s powerful choral work As Lilacs Bloomed (based on Walt Whitmans’1865 mournful poem on the death of Abraham Lincoln) and his reflective string orchestra work In Memory of H.H.L., continue to spark programming interest across the country.

Subito Music received the Music Publishers Association (MPA) 2011 Paul Revere Award for its publication of Locklair’s Love Came Down at Christmas (for SATB Chorus, a cappella). Each year, the Paul Revere Awards acknowledge publishers for their efforts in creating art for the music industry and honor outstanding examples of graphic design. Inspired by Christina Rossetti poetry, Love Came Down at Christmas is quickly becoming a holiday choral classic. The American Organist magazine notes: “This is just about the most beautiful Christmas motet [we’ve] found in many years, and it is a perfect interpretation of Christina Rossetti’s moving text.”