Perlongo, Daniel

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Perlongo, Daniel

Perlongo, Daniel, American composer and teacher; b. Gaastra, Mich., Sept. 23,1942. He was a student of Bassett, Wilson, and Finney at the Univ. of Mich. (M.M., 1966), and of Petrassi at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome (1966–68). He won the American Prix de Rome and was in residence at the American Academy in Rome (1970–72). Upon returning to the U.S., he became an assoc. prof. of composition and theory at Ind. Univ. of Pa. In 1980 and 1995 he held NEA fellowships, and in 1982 a Guggenheim fellowship.


orch.:7 Pieces (1965); Myriad (1968); Changes for Wind Ensemble (1970); Ephemeron (1972); Variations for Chamber Orch. (1973); Voyage for Chamber Orch. (1975); Concertino for Chamber Orch. (1980); Montalvo Overture for Wind Ensemble (1984); Lake Breezes for Chamber Orch. (1990); Preludes and Variations for Wind Ensemble (1991); Piano Concerto (1992); Shortcut from Bratislava (1994); 2 Movements (1995); Sunburst for Clarinet and Orch. (1995); Millennium Overture (1999). chamber:Episodes for Double Bass (1966); Movement for 8 Players (1967); Intervals for String Trio (1967); For Bichi for Percussion Quartet (1968); Movement in Brass for 12 Brass Instruments (1969); Process 7, 5, 3 for 6 in 12 for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and 3 Percussion (1969); 2 string quartets (Semblance, 1973; 1983); Tre Tempi for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Violin, and Cello (1971); Solo for Violin (1971); Fragments for Flute and Cello (1972); Ricercar for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1976); Summer Music for Brass Quintet (1978); Aureole for Saxophone Quartet (1979); Soliloquy for Bass Clarinet (1980); A Day at Xochimilco for Wind Quintet and Piano (1987); Novella for Trombone and Organ (1988); Arcadian Suite for Horn and Harp (1993); 2 Movements for Clarinet and String Quartet (1995); Poppies With Butterflies for Cello and Piano (1996); Groznjan Souvenir for Wind Quintet (1998); Breezes at Yellow Creek for Violin, Cello, and Piano (2000). keyboard:Piano: Sonata (1965); Serenade (1977); Suite (1988); First Set (1990). Organ: Tapestry (1981). vocal:Missa Brevis for Chorus (1967); 6 Songs for Soprano and Piano (1980); By Verse Distills for Mezzo-soprano, Clarinet, Violin, and Piano (1989); 3 Songs for Chorus (1994).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire