Cathedral Music Review of Requiem CD

Dan Lockliar: Requiem

Dan Locklair (b. 1949) is an American composer too little known in the UK despite a large output of compositions in a wide range of media and a CD catalogue of over 50 issues. His most important works comprise choral and orchestral music, with several symphonies and concertos already recorded. His imaginative, approachable style lies … Read more

American Organist: Requiem & Other Choral Works

American Organist

DAN LOCKLAIR: REQUIEM & OTHER CHORAL WORKS. Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, director’ Martin Baker’ organist; Southern Sinfonia’ Convivium Records CR070, 2022. The stars were in alignment for this magnificent recording which features stunning music from a brilliant composer, an exceptional collegiate choir, a superstar organist, a richly voiced string ensemble, … Read more

From American Record Guide: Requiem and Other Choral Works

Dan Lockliar: Requiem

From American Record Guide’s July/August 2022 Issue: LOCKLAIR: Requiem; choral pieces Comfort Ye My People; Calm on the Listening Ear of Night; O Light of Light; Arise in Beauty; Mystery of God; Magnificat; Nunc Dimittis Hilary Cronin, Elisabeth Paul, Christopher Willoughby, Geoff Williams; Martin Baker, org; Royal Holloway Choir; Southern Sinfonia/ Rupert Gough—Convivium 70—73 minutes … Read more

Review: Requiem and Other Choral Works

Association of Anglican Musicians

Read a review by Marjorie Johnston from the May-June 2022 issue of The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians of Dan’s Requiem and Other Choral Works CD (Convivium CD070) here. It’s reprinted with the kind permission of The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians. There has been a buzz in the air about … Read more

Dan Locklair – Symphony No. 2, “America” optimistic and hopeful

Locklair: Symphony No. 2 "America" CD

September 10, 2020 | By Ralph Graves Dan Locklair is best known as an organist and a composer of works for his instrument. But there’s a strong correlation between writing for organ and writing for orchestra — just ask Anton Bruckner. Many contemporary choral and organ composers write tonal music, free from academic fussiness. Locklair … Read more

American Organist Review: Symphony No.2 “America” CD

Locklair: Symphony No. 2 "America" CD

This attractive disc offers world-premiere recordings of four orchestral works by one of America’s most distinguished composers, Dan Locklair, composed between 2007 and 2016. In each, Locklair’s signature style, characterized by lively rhythms, succinct, engaging, and oft-repeated motives, vibrant colors in both harmony and instrumentation, and clear, well-structured forms, is crafted in new, refreshing ways. … Read more

MusicWeb International Review: Symphony No.2 “America” CD

Locklair: Symphony No. 2 "America" CD

From MusicWeb International This CD is part of Naxos’ American Classics series, and features the works of Dan Locklair who is Composer in Residence and Professor of Music at the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At the outset let me say that all the music presented here is tonal and makes an immediate … Read more

CVNC Review; Symphony No. 2 “America”

Locklair: Symphony No. 2 "America" CD

Dan Locklair: A Bundle of Works Inspired by and Premièred in NC Dan Locklair: Symphony No. 2, ‘America,’ Hail the Coming Day, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, PHOENIX for orchestra. Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, cond. (Sym. & PHOENIX), Michael Roháč, cond. (Cto for Organ), Peter Mikula, organ. Naxos 8559860 (American Classics series), © … Read more