Daniel Perlongo

Biography

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.

ACE Publications

70 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Daniel Perlongo Dances at the Border Piano Four-Hands
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Daniel Perlongo Solstice Morning piano four-hands
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Daniel Perlongo Sing a New Song SATB chorus, organ, and piano
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Daniel Perlongo Lament and Dance flute and harp
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Daniel Perlongo Safari Game Drive piano four-hands
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Daniel Perlongo OF MOONLESS NIGHTS - A TANGO FOR QUINTET fl, cl, vln, vcl, pf
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Daniel Perlongo EARTH SOUNDPRINTS Piano 4-hands
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Daniel Perlongo LAKE BREEZES III 2 pianos
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Daniel Perlongo LAKE BREEZES II 2 pianos
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Daniel Perlongo Tango Suite in Three Scenes for solo piano pf
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Daniel Perlongo Tango Suite in Three Scenes for two pianos two pianos
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Daniel Perlongo SERENADE FOR CELLO AND PIANO vc, pf
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Daniel Perlongo Tango Around Cape Horn 2tpt, hn, tbn, tba
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Daniel Perlongo Windhover, for piano duo two pianos
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Daniel Perlongo Only Apricots Fall In The Autumn Wind, Five Songs On Korean Zen Poems -
Mezzo-Soprano, piano
Daniel Perlongo Five Pieces on Korean Zen Poems for piano four-hands one piano four-hands
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Daniel Perlongo Settimana Ljubljana (Ljubljana Vignettes) -
fl, cl, tbn, perc (1), pf, vla, vcl
Daniel Perlongo Thai Souvenir for Violin and Piano Violin and Piano
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Daniel Perlongo BUTTERMILK FALLS English Horn and Piano
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Daniel Perlongo Ghost Town Trail 2 pf
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Daniel Perlongo Thai Journey for Flute and Piano Flute and Piano
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Daniel Perlongo GALLERY SET piano solo
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Daniel Perlongo Ariadne's Thread string orchestra, or may be performed with a minimum of 8 strings, 2,2,2,1,1
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Daniel Perlongo Sunday Afternoon At The Ghost Ranch Violin, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone
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Daniel Perlongo Aubade - Morning Songs -
fl. ob. cl. vl. vla. vcl.

Additional Works