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Daniel Perttu

New Wilmington, PA   

Unabashedly neo-romantic, Daniel Perttu’s music has been performed in Europe, Asia, South America, and in 30 of the states in America.  Performances of his music have occurred in arts festivals, new music festivals and concerts, solo recitals at the international, national, and regional levels, Society of Composers conferences, and College Music Society conferences.  Perttu’s music has been released in multiple albums on the Navona Records imprint of the PARMA Recordings label, and his recordings include both orchestral and chamber music. Critics have recognized the “modal strains [in his music] that recall the works of . . . Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ernest Bloch;” have characterized it as “blending mystery, action, and excitement;” and have praised it as being “fantastic” and “superb.” Perttu’s music has been published by Editions Musica Ferrum (London), as well as BRS Music, Inc. (Indianapolis) and Dorn Publications (Boston).  He currently works as an Associate Professor at Westminster College, where he serves as School of Music Chair.  Previously, he taught at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


“Gloamin – A Fantasy for Flute and Piano” was written for and performed by Andrea Loewy (flute) and Yuling Huang Davie (piano). This piece is a musical fantasia meant to portray the various sensibilities inspired by the waning light as evening folds into night.

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The Storr of Trotternish

Performed by Daniel Perttu (bassoon) and Nancy DeSalvo, this piece is a musical depiction of the emotions inspired my visit to the rugged landscape of the Storr of Trotternish on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

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