Dan Locklair’s Glory and Peace will be performed by organist Thomas Murray as part of his recital on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 PM at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. This is presented as part of Great Music in a Great Space.

The composer writes, “Glory and Peace (A Suite of Seven Reflections for Organ) was commissioned by the Anglican Musicians Foundation, the Los Angeles Conference Committee and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for the 2009 Conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians, Los Angeles, California for this evening’s Disney Hall World Premiere performance by organist Thomas Murray. The piece was completed during the autumn of 2008. With the theme of the 2009 AAM Conference being “Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise Thee”: Music as an iconic glimpse of Heaven from George Herbert’s, King of Glory, King of Peace, this poem served as the extra-musical stimulus for my Glory and Peace.”

“In seven movements, symbolism relating to the number “7” permeates all aspects of Glory and Peace, including its form, melodic development and its seventh-chord harmonic palette. The titles of each movement are taken from Mr. Herbert’s 17th century poem. Though none of the movements of this fourteen-minute suite are lengthy, Movements I, IV and VII are the longest and provide the girders of the composition. Movements II / III and V / VI are miniatures and represent dance movements that have traditionally been paired.”

Glory and Peace is published by Subito Music Publishing.

Thomas Murray is University Organist and Professor of Music at Yale University. He is widely known for his playing of orchestral transcriptions for the organ. His recital will feature two such transcriptions from works by Edward Elgar.  He has performed as a soloist with a variety of orchestras and is principal Organist and Artist in Residence at Christ Church, Episcopal, in New Haven, CT.  Visit him at http://www.concertorganists.com/artists/thomas-murray/.

Tickets for the October 30 concert are $25 and can be ordered at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9816204. For more information, call 212-316-7540 or visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/.

More information about Dan Locklair, including a bio, list of works and discography at http://www.locklair.com.

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