Dan Locklair
Dan Locklair

Unlocking Locklair #1339

…a focus on the man behind the music of prolific American composer Dan Locklair.

Hour 1

DAN LOCKLAIR: O Festive Day (premiere)Michael E. Lodico (1998 Casavant/1st United Methodist Church, Waynesville, NC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/7/12)

LOCKLAIR: Trumpets of Light (premiere) –Lorraine Cohen, trumpet; Matthew Phelps (1957-65 Schantz/Reformed Church, Bronxville, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/23/11)

LOCKLAIR: Anthem, The Lone Wild Bird (1979)Las Cantates Women's Choir, University of Mexico/Maxine Thévenot, director. (2002 Reuter/St. John's Cathedral, Albuquerque, NM) Raven 938

LOCKLAIR: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (2010)Eastern Festival Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Susan Bates (1982 Fisk/Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/29/11)

Hour 2

LOCKLAIR: Ayre for the Dance (1984); Five Inventions (1978)Barbara Harbach (1958 Aeolian–Skinner/Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY) Gasparo 277

LOCKLAIR: Sonata da Chiesa (1999)Mimi Stillman, flute; Marilyn Keiser (1950 Möller/1st Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/4/02)

LOCKLAIR: Phoenix Processional (1980). In Mystery and Wonder (2004)Marilyn Keiser (2005 Dobson/Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/5/11)


Marilyn Keiser has released an all-Locklair CD that includes several of the pieces she presents here as well as other works.

The 2011 American Guild of Organists Regional Convention concert in Greensboro, NC at which the Locklair Concerto was premiered also included the first performances of three other new concertos, by Robin Dinda, Pamela Decker and Rachel Laurin. The Decker and Laurin pieces already have appeared on PIPEDREAMS, and Mr. Dinda’s work will show up soon.