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Performances
of works by Patricia M. Long

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Performance History
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19 June 2010
World Premiere:Symphony No. 1 in D Major

Suite for Piano, Orchestra, and Special Percussion
(Brett Bachus, pianist)

Mass in E-flat “Millennium”

Vocali
(Barry Scott Williamson, Founder and Artistic Director)

Hope Presbyterian Church, 11512 Olson Dr., Austin
8:00 p.m.

Vocali, Austin’s new chorus, presented an evening of large-scale works by Patricia Long with Dr. Barry Scott Williamson conducting. Ms. Long’s first symphony is steadfastly rooted in the classical symphonic tradition, yet with a contemporary tonality that speaks to today’s audiences. The Suite is a highly original five-movement work dedicated to the composer’s son, United States Navy pilot Austin M. Long IV, using strings, winds, brass, piano, a plethora of percussion instruments, and electric guitar. Finally, the Millennium Mass received its first complete performance, with more orchestration and a new Credo added to the work in late 2000. Combining with Vocali to form the chorus for the “Millennium” Mass was the Bethany United Methodist Chancel Choir (Curt Olson, director).

Interview, KMFA-FM, 9 June 2010 (29:00)   •    Flyer   •   Press Release

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2 May 2010
“Agnus Dei,” “Communion”

Bethany UMC Chancel Choir

Sanctuary, Bethany United Methodist Church
10010 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX

Curt Olson led a performance of these two movements from Patricia Long’s Mass in E-flat “Millennium” as part of a concert of classical sacred music.

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7 December 2008
World Premiere: “O magnum mysterium”

Master Singers

St. Bernard Church
44 University Ave., Akron, OH

Northeast Ohio’s renowned Master Singers, Inc. Chorale again featured one of Patricia Long’s shorter works, “O magnum mysterium,” in a performance that included premieres of works by composers from around the world. “O magnum mysterium” is a timeless Latin text. Patricia Long’s new setting is for a cappella SATB chorus. MSI’s distinguished founder and artistic director, Dr. J.D. Goddard, conducted.

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14 December 2008
“O magnum mysterium”

Western Reserve Chorale

Grace Lutheran Church
13001 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH

This work received its second performance a week later from the Western Reserve Chorale, again under the baton of Dr. Goddard.

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July 2006
“Sanctus”

Texas Choral Consort
Concert Tour of Wales and England

Patricia Long’s “Sanctus” (from her Mass in E-flat “Millennium”) was among the choral works performed at various distinguished venues during this tour, including Salisbury Cathedral in England and Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales. In addition, Dr. Barry Scott Williamson, conductor of the Texas Choral Consort, presented a score copy of Ms. Long’s song for Wales, “Cymru Am Byth” (“Wales Forever”) as a gift to the Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society, graciously accepted by their conductor Avril Harding.

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5 & 6 May 2006
“Sanctus”

Texas Choral Consort
Wales Preview

Northwest Hills United Methodist Church
7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, TX

Under the baton of Dr. Barry Scott Williamson, the TCC gave an exquisite performance of the “Sanctus” from Patricia Long’s Mass in E-flat “Millennium.” The concert included choral works to be performed during TCC’s subsequent tour of Wales and England.

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8 & 10 April 2005
World Premiere: “Quam pulchri super montes”

Master Singers

Trinity Lutheran Church
50 No. Prospect St., Akron, OH

The Master Singers, Inc. Chorale premiered one of Patricia Long’s shorter works, “Quam pulchri super montes,” in two concerts within the Trinity Lutheran Organ series. The MSI Chorale was the first choir to be invited to take part in this prestigious series. Dr. J.D. Goddard conducted. “Quam pulchri super montes” is a moving hymn with Latin text drawn from Isaiah 52. We have posted pictures from this event in our photo album.

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March 2004
“Sanctus,” “How Beautiful Upon the Mountains”

Schola Cantorum of Austin

Vienna, Leipzig, Salzburg, Dachau

The select 40-voice choir Schola Cantorum of Austin (subsequently merged into the Texas Choral Consort), directed by Dr. Barry Scott Williamson, enjoyed a highly successful concert tour of Germany and Austria. Two of Ms. Long’s choral works — the “Sanctus” movement from her Mass in E-Flat “Millennium” and her more recent “How Beautiful Upon the Mountains” — were part of a program of music by American and British composers, including Aaron Copland, John Rutter, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Randall Thompson. Both formal and informal concerts were held in some of Europe’s great music capitals, from Leipzig (the Thomaskirche) to Munich (the Wieskirche in Füssen) and from Salzburg (Salzburg Dom) to Vienna (Stift Klosterneuburg). For photographs from the tour, please visit our photo album.

Enthusiastic audiences and capacity crowds attended Schola Cantorum’s major concerts in Dachau, Germany (Mariä Himmelfahrt Church) and Stift Klosterneuburg (at the gates of Vienna). Rave reviews subsequently appeared in several newspapers, including the Munich Merkur. To read that review in translation, together with a link to the German original, along with two reviews of the Dachau concert, visit German tour reviews.

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16 December 2001
World Premiere: Magnificat in G Major

Oak Hill United Methodist Church
7815 US 290 W, Austin, TX

On the third Sunday of Advent in the fine acoustical setting of this landmark church, the Sanctuary Choir—directed by Mary Beth Gartner—gave two spirited performances of Ms. Long’s Magnificat. Accompaniment included organ, harpsichord, woodwinds, and brass.

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9 April 2000
World Premiere: Mass in E-flat “Millennium”

Oak Hill United Methodist Church
7815 US 290 W, Austin, TX

The Oak Hill UMC Choir, accompanied by organ and professional chamber orchestra and conducted by William Peace, gave “Millennium” its first performance, evoking an enthusiastic standing ovation from the capacity audience. Since this performance, the composer has added Part II of the Credo and more orchestration; for the world premiere of the fully orchestrated version, see above.

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