“Deserves wider international recognition (Choir & Organ)" (★★★)
Still best known outside America for the piece played at Ronald Reagan’s funeral, Dan Locklair deserves wider international recognition. The selection here rather buries the Gloria in a mixed programme, though there is a logical connection from The Isaiah Canticles to the main work. All the choirs involved give the music full commitment, adding to the impression of a composer who creates ruggedly singable melodies (the congregational swell of Ubi caritas is genuinely stirring) but who also touches deeper feelings with surprising delicacy. The closing The Lord Bless You And Keep You will be noted down by many as a favourite for their own obsequies.
Choir & Organ Magazine – November 2016
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