Normand Lockwood

Normand Lockwood

Fellow: Awarded 1943
Field of Study: Music Composition
Fellow: Awarded 1944
Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

LOCKWOOD, NORMAND.  Appointed for creative work in musical composition; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1943.

Born March 19, 1906, New York City.  Education:  Musical studies at University of Michigan School of Music; with Ottorino Respighi and Nadia Boulanger. Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, 1929–32.

Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition, 1932–37, Associate Professor, 1937—, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.

Musical Compositions:  Odysseus, by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1929, and by the National High School Orchestra, 1929 (awarded the Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome); A Year’s Chronicle, by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1934 (awarded the Swift Prize); Erie, by the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, 1935; Dichromatic Variations, by Joseph Hungate (piano), 1935; Psalm CL, by the Capital University Choir, 1936; String Quartet No. 1, by the Oberlin Faculty String Quartet, 1937, and by the Walden String Quartet, 1938; Three Capri Songs, by the Oberlin High School Girls’ Glee Club, 1938 and 1943, by the Flora Stone Mather Girls’ Glee Club, 1939, and by the Bryn Mawr School Glee Club, 1940; String Quartet No. 2, by Oberlin Student Quartet and Walden String Group, 1939; Litany for Piano and Winds, by Oberlin Student Group, 1939; Sonatina, by Arthur Dann (piano), 1939; Piano Quintet, by Johana Harris and the Galimir String Quartet, 1940; Suite for Violin Alone, by Raymond Cerf, 1941; Gifts of the First Christmas, by Flora Stone Mather Glee Club, 1941; Second Group of Psalms, by the Bach Choir, Pittsburgh, 1941; Passion After the Seven Last Words, Festival of Modern Music, First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, Arthur Leslie Jacobs conducting, 1942, and in part by the Choir of Temple Emanu-El, New York City, Lazare Saminsky conducting, in connection with the National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1943; Songs (Ronsard-Page), by Hope Miller, 1942; Songs (Emily Dickinson), and Cinquains (Adelaide Crapsey), by Helena Strassburger, 1942; Informal Music No. 2, by the Budapest String Quartet, I.S.C.M. Festival, Berkeley, 1942; Two American Folk Songs for Wind-Ensemble, by Oberlin Student Group, 1942. Choral works performed by Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, Westminster Choir, Hiram College Choir, Chorus of Ohio State University, Chorus of Northwestern University, Chorus of Western Reserve University, Morningside College Choir, Teachers College Choir of Columbia University, Chorus of Texas State University; Lutheran Choir, La Crosse, Wisconsin; High School Choirs of Schenectady, Los Angeles, Bay City (Michigan), Pittsburgh; at All-State Festivals and contests, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and at Three Choir Festivals, Temple Emanu-El, New York City.

Published Compositions:  Dirge for Two Veterans, 1936; Monotone, 1937; David Mourneth for Absalom, 1937; Sweet and Low, 1937; The Lord Reigneth, 1938; O Our Father, Who Art in Heaven the Lord’s Prayer according to Dante), 1938; Three Choruses for Peace (Exhortation, Psalm, Laud), 1938; Three Psalms, 1938; Four Songs, 1938; A Lullaby for Christmas, 1938; Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, 1939 (awarded the G. Schirmer World’s Fair Prize); Benedictus, 1939; Hosanna, 1939; Psalm 123 (The Godly Profess their Confidence in God), 1939;  Four Choral Responses to the Words of Christ, 1939; Psalm 114 (An Exhortation to Fear God in His Power), 1940; America! O Democratic Nation, 1942; Song of an Old Fisherman, 1942.



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