O Festive Day Review

England’s Church Music Quarterly (December 2013 issue) reviews Dan Locklair’s O Festive Day [Fantasie for Organ]:

Dan Locklair – Subito Music Publishing 91460060

The tempo marking of O Festive Day, ‘very fast and energetic’, sets the tone for another riot of fun from the ever-consistent Dan Locklair. The piece, from 2012, was a birthday gift to Mary Alice Lodico, a collector of traditional French children’s songs, though Locklair’s customary heavy use of perfect intervals lends the work an American folksy feel. It is registered for a large four-manual instrument, but could easily be played as a voluntary or recital work on a smaller organ. Figurations are fast but idiomatic and would reward a well-prepared performer.

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