Lansing McLoskey's work, [...]Qumran Psa[lms...] for SATB triple-choir, based on fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, has won the 2016 American Prize in Composition (Choral/Professional Division). The 25-minute work from 2015 was commissioned by The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University for ensemberlino vocale in Berlin. It is a setting of psalm fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls (aka "Qumran scrolls"). The choir is divided into three equal-sized choirs, spaced around the performance space.
Lansing McLoskey has been described as "a major talent and a deep thinker with a great ear" by the American Composers Orchestra, "an engaging, gifted composer writing smart, compelling and fascinating music" by Gramophone Magazine, and "a