From the Director
Normand Lockwood was a prolific American composer, but yet one who remains in relative obscurity. Of his more than five hundred works, half of them are choral. He studied composition in Rome with Ottorino Respighi and then piano with Nadia Boulanger before returning to the States and spending time at various universities throughout the country. He composed Inscriptions from the Catacombs in 1965 and dedicated it to Olaf C. Christiansen, an American composer in the Lutheran tradition and conductor of the St.