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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

43 SOLILOQUY (1980)
bcl

soliloquy_sparnaay_ex_1.mp3

Soliloquy, Sparnaay, excerpt 1

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

47 SUITE FOR PIANO (1988)
pf

arioso_from_suite_3rd_mvt_perlongo.mp3

Arioso from Suite, 3rd 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

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

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

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

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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