February 22, 2016
Professor of Music Dan Locklair’s “The Peace May Be Exchanged” for organ solo was included in the service music of the Feb. 20 funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
The presentation of the piece may be heard at 2:13:00 into the following broadcast link – http://www.c-span.org/video/?404962-1/justice-antonin-scalia-funeral-mass&start=3196. There is also a discussion of the music used in the service at http://insanity.blogs.lchwelcome.org/2016/02/20/the-peace-may-be-exchanged/.
“The Peace May Be Exchanged” is a movement from Locklair’s internationally performed “Rubrics,” a liturgical suite for organ. It was a 1988 commission from the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh, Pa., for their 10th anniversary year celebration. It has been recorded four times, including by organists Marilyn Keiser and Thomas Trotter. The piece was also part of the funeral of President Ronald Reagan. More about it is available at http://www.locklair.com/compositions/organ/rubrics-a-liturgical-suite-for-organ.