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Dan Locklair
1949 -
United States of America
D. Locklair
Dan Locklair (07/08/1949), an American composer, is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). He holds a Master of Sacred Music degree from the School of Sacred Music of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Presently, Dr. Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Period:21st century
Composed in:2021
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:the composer's parents
Label(s):Convivium Records
This Requiem contains:
01. Introit & Kyrie Eleison
02. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
03. Sanctus-Benedictus
04. Pie Jesu
05. Agnus Dei
06. I am the Resurrection
07. Lux aeterna
08. I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
09. In Paradisum - Requiescant in pace
Contributor:Arye Kendi
Requiem for SATB chorus (divisi), SATB soloists and organ was primarily composed between commissions over a two year period of time (2012-2014). Appearing to be finished in February 2014, I realized that an extensive revision was needed. This revision, which included the addition of string orchestra, was begun late in December 2014 and completed on 3 April 2015 (Good Friday). Requiem is now preferably performed incorporating both organ and string orchestra accompaniment, but it may still be performed with organ alone. Envisioned in 1986 (following my father’s death), the creation of Requiem received new impetus in 2005 (following my mother’s death). Thus, Requiem was composed in memory of my parents, Archie Greer Locklair (1916-1986) and Hester Helms Locklair (1918-2005). As an only child, I was very close to both of my parents and will ever be grateful to each of them for their deep, unselfish love and ongoing influence on my life. May they rest in peace and may this Requiem be a small, yet fitting, memorial to their rich lives.
Requiem is approximately forty minutes in length and is in nine movements that alternate chorus and organ-accompanied vocal solo movements. The four soloists also appear in movements 1 and 9, with them being placed antiphonally in movement 9. Elements of the traditional Latin Requiem Mass are present: 1. Introit & Kyrie, 3. Sanctus-Benedictus, 4. Pie Jesu, 5. Agnus Dei, 7. Lux aeterna and 9. Paradisum. In addition, three non-traditional solo movements use texts of comfort and assurance from Biblical scripture: John 14:1-4 (2. Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled – Tenor), John 11: 25-26 (6. I Am the Resurrection – Bass-baritone) and Psalm 121 (8.I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes to the Hills – Soprano). The Alto solo movement (4) is a setting of the traditional Pie Jesu text. All texts are in English and come from a variety of translations. Requiem is preferably performed in its entirety, but individual movements (especially the vocal solo movements) may be excerpted and performed alone.
Author:Dan Locklair