Dan Locklair (b.
1949) was named the Composer of the Year in 1996 by the American Guild of
Composer Dan Locklair
Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake
and Adult Choir Director at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church, all in Winston-Salem, NC.
In 2007, his music was heard in performances
broadcast by many stations, including the nationally-syndicated program, Pipedreams (PRI) and the BBC.
composed in 1988 and sub-titled “A
liturgical suite in five movements,” was inspired by the “instructions” in
the Book of Common Prayer. It continues to be his most popular work for organ,
commissioned by the Pittsburgh Organ Artists Series.
The fourth movement, “The Peace may be exchanged,” was
featured on Pipedreams in January
2002; it was also performed at the funeral for former President Ronald Reagan
at Washington National Cathedral.
Dr. Robert Parkins performed movements II (Silence may be
kept), IV (The Peace …) and V (The people respond – Amen!) at the dedication of
new organ in March of this year.
Locklair received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from
Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY,
so it’s no wonder it appears on the program of fellow alum Peter DuBois this
Sunday at Charleston’s First
Starting in July, DuBois has hosted WXXI’s local 2-hour
production of With Heart and Voice for
Richard Gladwell who recently passed. (Click here for the Richard Gladwell
Facebook Fan site.)
Organist Peter DuBois
DuBois served as Music Director/Organist of Christ Church
United Methodist in Charleston for
10 years before moving to Rochester
to serve at Third Presbyterian Church there and teach at Eastman.
Also included in the Sunday program are works by J.S. Bach,
Mendelssohn, Widor and Franck. The recital on the Fisk tracker organ, Opus 79 , is sponsored by the AGO’s Kanawha Chapter .