The Diapason: Review of Angel Song

The Diapason published a review of Angel Song for SATB chorus and organ

Dan Locklair – Angel Song, SATB and organ, Subito Music Publishing, 91480720, $3.00 (D)

Locklair’s setting of an expressive poem by Moncure Daniel Conway is subtitled, ‘A Christmas Anthem.” The organ part; on three staves, begins with a rhythmic solo, leading to a unison choral opening on the text ‘Now let the angel song bring forth!” There are several musical effects including organ tremolos,varied dynamics for the choir (Sfz-pcresc), and repeated chords on contrasting manuals that add to the exuberant spirit of the music. The opening choral theme’ recurs several times throughout the setting, Lovely music!