Daniel Perlongo

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Daniel Perlongo attended the University of Michigan where he received the B.M. and M.M. degrees studying composition with George Balch Wilson, Leslie Bassett and Ross Lee Finney. With a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship he continued his studies for two years in Rome at the Academy of St. Cecilia with Gofreddo Petrassi. Mr. Perlongo and his music compositions have received numerous awards, including the American Prix de Rome, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy-National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been resident composer at the Rockefeller Foundation's Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy, and Montalvo center for the Arts in Saratoga, California. In 2003 he received Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Distinguished Faculty Award for the Creative Arts, where he taught for over 40 years and is now emeritus professor.


Mr. Perlongo's orchestral music, noted for its sensitive lyricism and unique instrumental combinations, has earned him international recognition. His Seven Pieces was awarded the Joseph Bearns Prize from Columbia University, and Myriad and Ephermeron have been performed by the Italian Radio Orchestra (RAI) of Rome. His Variations for small orchestra has been performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the American Composers Orchestra. His Concertino was winner of the Nebraska Sinfonia orchestral competition, and performed by the Nebraska Sinfonia and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.

Daniel Perlongo's chamber music has been recognized for its finely crafted lyricism and subtle expressiveness. Aureole for saxophone quartet won the New Music for Young Ensembles competition and was premiered at Carnegie Recital Hall. His String Quartet II, performed by the Pro Arte Quartet, was premiered at Carnegie Recital Hall after winning the League of Composers International Society for Contemporary Music competition. Ricercar for wind trio was winner of the International Double Reed Society competition. The Ricercar and Fragments for flute and cello were recorded on Composers Recordings Incorporated (CRI), newly released on New World Records NWCRL453. A CD of his Concerto for piano and orchestra is recorded on Master Musicians Recordings (MMC), with pianist, Donna Coleman and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra of Bratislava, Slovakia. Also released on MMC is Mr. Perlongo's Sunburst for clarinet and orchestra, commissioned by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and recorded by clarinetist, Richard Stoltzman and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.

ACA List for Daniel Perlongo

1 ARCADIAN SUITE (1993)
hn,hp

_perlongo_dryads_lament_of_trees_groves_and_forests_ms._38_to_50.mp3

II Dryad's Lament, Lucy Scandrett, harp, Jack Scandrett, horn
,

perlongo_dryads_lament_of_trees_groves_and_forests_ms._65_to_76.mp3

(A wood nymph whose life is bound up with the tree in which she lives.)
2 Ariadne's Thread (2002)
string orchestra, or may be performed with a minimum of 8 strings, 2,2,2,1,1

02_ariadnes_thread.mp3

Perlongo - Ariadne's Thread Excerpt
3 Aubade - Morning Songs (2002)
fl. ob. cl. vl. vla. vcl.

perlongo_aubade_excerpt_640-740.mp3

midi by composer ms. 180 - 205
,
4 Aureole (1979)
SATB Saxes

perlongo_aureole_saxquartet_ms201to247.mp3

5/81 MSU Sax Quartet, Jim Forger, director, excerpt ms. 201-247
5 Breezes at Yellow Creek (2000)
vln, vcl, pf

perlongo_breezes_at_yellow_creek_ms._90_to_100_727_to_816.mp3

2/11/03 Gorell Trio, Stanley Chepaitis, vl. Linda Jennings, vlc. Judith Radell, piano
6 BUTTERMILK FALLS (2008)
English Horn and Piano

perlongo_buttermilk_falls_spring_morning_thaw_ms.1_to_53.mp3

Stephanie Caulder, English horn, Susan Wheatley, piano
,

perlongo_faun_stops_by_ms._6_to_27.mp3

Faun stops by, ms. 6 to 27
7 BY VERSE DISTILLS (1989)
msop,vln,cl,pf

by_verse_distills_i.mp3

11/4/89, By Verse Distills, I, Sarah Mantel, msop, Delight Malitsky, vl, John Kuehn, cl, Donna Coleman, pno
,

by_verse_distills_iii.mp3

By Verse Distills, III
8 CHANGES (1970)
wind band:4/pic-2-12-2-bcl-4 sax-2, 6-6-2(ten)-2-btbn-2euph-3,6perc
9 CONCERTINO (1980)
15 players or with added chamber orchestra strings
fl,ob,cl,bsn,hn,tpt,tbn,hp,pf,3vls,vla,vcl,db

concertino_pnme_coda.mp3

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock, cond. Chatham College 10/85
10 CONCERTO for piano and orchestra (1992)
pf & orch:pic-2-2-ehn-2-bcl-2, 4-4-3-0,timp,5perc,hp,pf,str

concerto_coleman_pno_m394_to_407.mp3

Donna Coleman, piano, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Robert Black, conductor m.394 to 407
,
11 A DAY AT XOCHIMILCO (1987)
1-1-1-1,hn,pf
12 EARTH SOUNDPRINTS (2016)
Piano 4-hands
13 EPHEMERON,for Orch (1972)
orch:pic-3-2-ehn-2- bcl-2-cbsn,4-3-2-btbn-tb,timp,5perc,hp,str

perlongo_ephemeron_826_to_959.mp3

Ephemeron, 8:26 to 9:59, RAI Roma, Taverna, cond. 12/72
,

perlongo_ephemeron_1208_to_1328.mp3

Ephemeron, 12:09 to 13:28, RAI Roma, Taverna, cond. 12/72
14 FIRST SET (1990)
pf
16 FOR BICHI
perc qrt
17 FRAGMENTS for flute and cello (1972)
fl,vcl

fragments_walker_leonard_348to430.mp3

NWCRL 453, James Walker, fl; Ronald Leonard, vcl
18 GALLERY SET (2005)
piano solo
19 Ghost Town Trail (2007)
2 pf

ghost_town_trail_dilltown.mp3

1. Dilltown, Wheatley-Perlongo, pianos
,
20 Grožnjan Souvenir for wind quintet (1999)
Fl. Ob. Cl. Hrn. Bn.

perlongo_groznjan_souvenir_ms_192_to_221_641_to_750.mp3

midi by composer ms. 192 - 221, 6:41 to 7:50
21 INTERVALS (1967)
vln,vla,vcl
22 LAKE BREEZES I (1990)
cham orch: 1-1-1-1, 1-1-1-0, pf, str

lake_breezes_m_95_to_108_pnme_tim_russell_10-28-91.mp3

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, David Stock, director, Tim Russell, guest cond.
23 LAKE BREEZES II (2013)
2 pianos
24 LAKE BREEZES III (2015)
2 pianos
25 Millennium Overture (2000)
Pic, 2fl, 2ob, EH, 2cl, bscl, 2bsn, cbsn, 4hn, 3tpt, 2tbn, bstbn, tba, Timp, Perc(5), Piano and Strings

ex1_millennium_overture_.mp3

RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, En Shao, cond. m166 to 172
,

ex2_millennium_overture.mp3

midi by composer m.131 to 160
26 MISSA BREVIS (1967)
satb
27 MONTALVO OVERTURE (1984)
band:2pic-4-2-16-bcl-4sax-2, 4-6-4-2euph-4hn, pf, 6-10perc
28 MOVEMENT FOR 8 PLAYERS (1967)
fl,cl,tpt,tbn,vibe,gtr,vln,vcl
29 MOVEMENT IN BRASS (1969)
br ens:4-4-2-btbn-1
30 MYRIAD (1968)
orch:2pic-4-2-ehn-2-bcl-2-cbsn, 4-4-2-btbn-1,3timp,5perc,cel,2hp,str
31 NOVELLA (1988)
tbn,org

perlongo_novella_variation_9.mp3

Carol Teti, organ; Christian Dickinson, trombone
,
32 OF MOONLESS NIGHTS - A TANGO FOR QUINTET (2016)
fl, cl, vln, vcl, pf
35 PRELUDES AND VARIATIONS (1991)
wind ensemble:picc-4-2-Ebcl-8- 2bcl-2-4sax,6-4-4-2euph-2,6perc

_preludes_and_variations_m137_to_156.mp3

5/2/92, The Band Music of Pennsylvania Composers, IUP Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp, conductor, m137 to 156
,

preludes_and_variations_m32_to_37.mp3

IUP Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp, conductor, m32 to 37
36 PROCESS 7,5,3,FOR 6 IN 12 (1969)
fl,ob,cl,3perc
37 RICERCAR (1976)
ww trio:ob,cl,bsn
38 SERENADE (1977)
pf
39 SERENADE FOR CELLO AND PIANO (2012)
vc, pf
40 Settimana Ljubljana (Ljubljana Vignettes) (2010)
fl, cl, tbn, perc (1), pf, vla, vcl

settimana_ljubljana_md7_m80_to_112_tartini_al_piran.mp3

3. Tartini al Piran, Ensemble MD7, UNICUM Slovenian Contemporary Music Festival, 10/3/10
,

settimana_ljubljana_md7_6._pletna_ride.mp3

6. Pletna Ride, Ensemble MD7
41 SHORTCUT FROM BRATISLAVA (1994)
pf & orch:pic-2-2-ehn-2-bcl-2, 4-4-3-0,5perc,hp,str
42 SIX SONGS (1980)
sop, pf

six_songs_2_sleep_2_21_83.mp3

2. SLEEP, Martha Herr, soprano, Nils Vigeland, piano 2/21/83
,

six_songs_6_bubble_2_21_83.mp3

6. THE BUBBLE, Herr & Vigeland
43 SOLILOQUY (1980)
bcl

soliloquy_sparnaay_ex_1.mp3

Soliloquy, Sparnaay, excerpt 1
,

soliloquy_sparnaay_ex_2.mp3

Soliloquy, Sparnaay, excerpt 2
44 SOLO (1971)
vln
45 SONATA (1965)
pf
46 STRING QUARTET NO.2 (1983)
str qrt

string_quartet_ii_m334to364_.mp3

Pro Arte Quartet 5/2/85 String Quartet II m334
,

string_quartet_ii_m441to461.mp3

String Quartet II m441
47 SUITE FOR PIANO (1988)
pf

arioso_from_suite_3rd_mvt_perlongo.mp3

Arioso from Suite, 3rd Mvt Donna Coleman, piano
,

very_fast_bright_and_jazzy_from_suite_8th_mvt_perlongo.mp3

Very fast, bright and jazzy from Suite, 8th Mvt Donna Coleman, piano
48 SUMMER MUSIC (1995)
2 Trpts, Hrn. Trbn. Tba.
49 SUNBURST for clarinet and orchestra (1995)
cl & orch:pic-2-2-ehn-2-bcl-2-cbsn,4-3-2-1-1, timp,4perc,hp,str

sunburst_stoltzman_430to503_0.mp3

Sunburst 4:30 to 5:03
,

_sunburst_stoltzman910to1014.mp3

Sunburst 9:10 to 10:14
50 Sunday Afternoon At The Ghost Ranch (2002)
Violin, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone
51 Symphony No. 1, Millennium Voyage (2000)
Pic, 2fl, 2ob, EH, 2cl, bscl, 2bsn, cbsn, 4hn, 3tpt, 2tbn, bstbn, tba, Timp, Perc(5), Harp, Piano/Celeste and Strings
52 Tango Around Cape Horn (2012)
2tpt, hn, tbn, tba
55 TAPESTRY, for Organ (1981)
org

perlongo_tapestry_330_to_400_organ.mp3

Tapestry, excerpt 1, Carol Teti, organ
,

perlongo_tapestry_1006_to_1030.mp3

Tapestry, excerpt 2, Carol Teti, organ
56 Thai Journey for Flute and Piano (2007)
Flute and Piano

2._shadow_puppet_play_therese_wacker_susan_wheatley.mp3

2. Shadow Puppet Play, Therese Wacker, Flute, Susan Wheatley, piano, 1/29/08
,

3._hanumans_adventure_erin_kendall_murphy_susan_wheatley.mp3

3. Hanuman's Adventure, Erin Kendall Murphy, Flute, Susan Wheatley, piano, 6/19/08
57 Thai Souvenir for Violin and Piano (2008)
Violin and Piano
58 Three Songs for Chorus (1995)
SATB; Mvmts I and III with piano accompaniment, II a cappella
59 TRE TEMPI (1971)
fl,cl,hn,vln,vcl
60 TWO MOVEMENTS for Bb Clarinet and String Quartet (1996)
Bb Clarinet and String Quartet vl,vl,vla,vc
61 TWO MOVEMENTS for orchestra (1995)
orch:pic-2-2-ehn-2-bcl-2-cbsn,4-3-2-1-1, timp,4perc,hp,pf,str

ii._sunburst_midi_m_166_al_fine.mp3

TWO MOVEMENTS, II. SUNBURST, midi, m 166 al fine
,

i._antique_serenade_midi_m_52_to_86.mp3

TWO MOVEMENTS, I. ANTIQUE SERENADE, midi, m 52 to 86
62 VARIATIONS for small orchestra (1973)
cham orch:2-2-2-2,2-1-1-0,hp,pf,str
63 VOYAGE (1975)
cham orch:2-2-2-2,2-1-1-0,pf,hp,str
64 Windhover, for piano duo (2010)
two pianos

windhover_0.mp3

"As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend" 1/25/10 Wheatley/Kendall

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