Unlocking Locklair

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Monday, October 07, 2013

The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, Dobson organ Op. 76, ranks as the largest concert hall organ in the United States. The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, Dobson organ Op. 76, ranks as the largest concert hall organ in the United States. (Kimmel Center Inc.)

This week Pipedreams focuses on the man behind the organ, prolific American composer Dan Locklair.

Program Details:

Dan Locklair: O Festive Day (premiere) –Michael E. Lodico (1980 Schantz/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).

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