February 2, 2012
Dan Locklair’s Rubrics for solo organ was performed by David Ball on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall in Manhattan, as part of the organ department’s annual recital. Locklair is the composer-in-residence and a professor of music at Wake Forest.
Rubrics is a liturgical suite in five movements, inspired by the instructions (rubrics) in the Book of Common Prayer. The five movements are 1) “‘Hallelujah,’ has been restored…” 2) “Silence may be kept” 3) “…and thanksgivings may follow” 4) The Peace may be exchanged” and 5) The people respond – Amen!”
The piece has been recorded by Marilyn Keiser for Loft Recordings and Pro Organo, Thomas Trotter for the Organ Historical Society label and Alan Morrison for ACA Digital.
Performers were David Ball, Michael Hey, Colin MacKnight, Griffin McMahon, Raymond Nagem, Benjamin Sheen, Janet Yieh and Gregory Zelek. All of them are organ students of Paul Jacobs, chair of Juilliard’s Organ Department.
For information about Locklair, including a bio, list of works, discography and much more, please visit http://www.locklair.com.