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Locklair: Sing to the World

“Caritas A Cappella Ensemble of Charlotte, NC is preparing Dan Locklair’s new work, Sing to the World: A Choral Cycle in Five Movements in Celebration of Music, for its world premiere on Sunday, May 15, 2022.” And so, music director Cathy Youngblood introduces us to the composer’s latest choral work which she will conduct at […]

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Locklair: Composers Corner Q & A

In this “Composers Corner” post, we’ll be talking with Dan Locklair — composer, performer, and educator. He shares his thoughts about composing, teaching, and performing during a pandemic, and fondly muses about writing for the voice and how he has “always relished the challenge and satisfaction of creating a piece of music in which a […]

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Locklair: Performing Angels

“From the first time I heard the sound of the organ, I loved it!” On September 14, Dan Locklair performs his new work Angels (Two Tone Poems for Organ) in Piedmont, NC, as part of the fall 2019 opening session of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). The concert also […]

Locklair: Sonata for Flute & Harp Premieres

On June 19, Dan Locklair’s new Sonata for Flute and Harp premieres at the 2019 American Harp Society Summer Institute in Winston-Salem, NC. Locklair was commissioned by the North Carolina Harp Ensemble; and, wrote the three-movement, 12-minute chamber work for flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta and harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett. The premiere takes place at Crawford Concert Hall […]

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Locklair: A Conductor’s Perspective

“Just because you write the music doesn’t mean that you know it from a conductor’s perspective.” And so, Dan Locklair offers some insight into conducting his own music as he prepares for a November 2 concert in Roanoke, Va, featuring the St. John’s Choir – joined by ensemble members of the Winston-Salem Symphony – as […]

Locklair: Independence Day

On October 14, the Society of Musical Arts Orchestra (SOMA) performs Dan Locklair’s “Independence Day,” from his Symphony No. 2, “America.”  The composer’s Symphony No. 2 is a 22-minute work that features three movements that individually reflect a quintessential American holiday. “Independence Day” is based on the well known tune America the Beautiful. The work premiered […]

Locklair: Noel’s Psalm Premieres

On March 25, organist Robert Parkins premieres Dan Locklair’s new work Noel’s Psalm (A Sonata for Organ), as part of Duke University’s Duke Chapel Organ Recital Series. The four-movement, 14-minute work was commissioned by Rebeccah Neff in memory of her brother, Dr. Noel J. Kinnamon, a distinguished professor of English literature at Mars Hill University […]

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Locklair: A Beautiful Christmas Reflection

  “I found Edmund Sears’ poem [to be] so rich in imagery and, simply, a beautiful Christmas reflection.” And so, introduces us to the poet behind his newest choral work Calm on the Listening Ear of Night which premieres on December 17 sung by the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir in Winston-Salem, NC. Commissioned by Aurelia Gray […]

Locklair: Symphony No. 2 “America”

“My Symphony No.2, ‘America’ unabashedly celebrates ‘The Land of the Free.’” And so, Dan Locklair introduces us to his newest orchestral work which premieres on October 7 with the Western Piedmont Symphony. Completed in July 2016, the 22-minute work features three movements that individually reflect a quintessential American holiday. John Gordon “Last year, when I started planning […]

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Locklair: A Choral Portrait

  On March 4, Cantari Voices Ensemble presents a Dan Locklair portrait concert featuring two choral works: A DuBose Heyward Triptych and his recent Requiem. Conductor Dr. Sue Klausmeyer leads the ensemble’s program at The Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, NC. A DuBose Heyward Triptych is a three-movement, 16-minute a cappella work commissioned by The […]

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Locklair: Unselfish Love, Rich Lives

Dan Locklair’s Requiem receives its premiere on November 1, in Winston-Salem, NC, as part of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s All Saints Day celebration. Organist and choirmaster John Cummins leads the nine-movement, 45-minute work. Written for four soloists, SATB chorus, strings and orchestra, Locklair’s Requiem is set in English and uses elements of the Latin Mass, […]

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Locklair: Learning from a Composer

On May 4, the Northwest School of the Arts Chamber Ensemble (Charlotte, NC) presents the world premiere of Dan Locklair’s newest chamber work Canzona for the Music Makers conducted by Erica Hefner. Written for 15 players, the six-minute piece was commissioned by the Charlotte Symphony as part of the orchestra’s educational partnership with the school. […]

Locklair: Phoenix for Orchestra

  “In autumn 2006, Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director, Robert Moody, heard a concert performance of the original version of [my antiphonal work] Phoenix Fanfare and Processional, and, soon afterwards, phoned to ask me if I would consider creating a version of it for orchestra.” And so, on the eve of the Charlotte Symphony’s February 28 […]

Locklair’s Musical Snapshots

Did you know: 1913 was the year of “The Golden Hyphen?” That’s the year that the North Carolina towns of Winston and Salem incorporated and became the “City of the Arts and Innovation.” beginning its long tradition of visionary industry and love of the arts. To mark its 2013 Centennial Celebration, the City of Winston-Salem […]

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Locklair’s Gorgeous “Hues”

“Dan Locklair’s Hues (for Orchestra) is just gorgeous and a lot of fun to play.” Amanda Preston, violist of the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra (and Music Department Production and Promotion Assistant), gives a glimpse into rehearsals for the school’s upcoming February 21 concert. Music director Tara Villa conducts the three-movement, 12-minute work. Preston continues, “Hues is […]

Locklair’s Gorgeous Harmonies

On September 9, Dan Locklair’s From the rising of the sun… receives its world premiere in Atlanta at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (UMC). The six-minute work for brass quartet, percussion, and organ was commissioned by the church to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its large sanctuary which houses two unique and extraordinary organs built […]


Concert: Locklair: “FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN…” *WORLD PREMIERE Date: 2012-09-09 Location: Atlanta, GA Link: http://www.prumc.org/index.php/music-in-worship/music-events/liturgical-highlights Concert Information: Atlanta Brassworks Michael Cebulski, percussion Nicole Marane, organ Peachtree Road United Methodist Church No related posts.

Locklair’s Dance the Joy!

  Dan Locklair’s Dance the Joy is the only American work for organ featured at this year’s London Festival of Contemporary Church Music! Established in 2002, the LFCCM promotes new liturgical music through commissions, calls for scores, performance concerts and church services, as well as pre-concert talks and seminars. On May 20th, Dance the Joy […]

Dan Locklair Premieres Two New Choral Works this Holiday Season!

Dan Locklair begins his Holiday Season in Cambridge, MA with the world premieres of two new choral works: December 3rd brings the first performance of WINTER (from the forgottens) followed by Creator of the Stars of Night on December 4th. WINTER (from the forgottens) — a four-movement choral cycle for SATB, SSAA and TTBB choruses […]

Busy Summer Ahead for Dan Locklair

Composer Dan Locklair has a Full Schedule this Summer 2011 Summer 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 […]

The Music of Dan Locklair Organ CD Continues to Receive Rave Reviews

Dan Locklair’s Organ Music Performed by Organist Marilyn Keiser on Loft Recordings CD Loft Recordings has issued The Music of Dan Locklair, a collection of some of the composer’s finest organ music, performed by the internationally renowned Marilyn Keiser. Dan Locklair is one of America’s most widely performed composers. His music has been performed at […]

Dan Locklair’s Pater Noster Featured in the Duke University Chorale’s Spring Tour: Choralifornia!

Composer Dan Locklair’s Pater Noster to be performed by the Duke University Chorale on their California Concert Tour This March, the Duke University Chorale will head west as they embark on their yearly spring concert tour. The tour is aptly titled Choralifornia! as the Chorale will visit Stanford, San Francisco, Pasadena, Claremont, and La Jolla […]