May 20, 2024

Long Performs Composition

Professor of Music David Long’s band piece, “Their Finest Hour” will be performed by the Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony on Sunday, April 26, at 7: 30 p.m.

The performance will take place at the Susan & Donald Reed Theater of Fredericksburg Academy. The Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony is conducted by Aaron Noe.

David Long’s Composition Performed in France

Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence David J. Long’s composition Homage to Normandy was performed on Jan. 24, 2014  by La Musique Saint-Romain de Reiningue. The performance celebrated the liberation of Reiningue during World War II. Homage to Normandy is a tribute to all the soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War.

The first movement, ‘Elegy: For All of the Fallen,’ is a beautifully powerful chorale that builds to a glorious climax before calming again. The second movement, ‘In Resolution: Toward the Final Victory,’ captures the brute force of the battle and drives all the way to the end in this fitting homage.

David Long’s Composition Performed in Slovenia

Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence David J. Long’s composition Homage to Normandy was performed on August 22, 2012  by the Prekmurska godba Bakovci in Slovenia.

Homage to Normandy is a tribute to all the soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. The first movement, ‘Elegy: For All of the Fallen,’ is a beautifully powerful chorale that builds to a glorious climax before calming again. The second movement, ‘In Resolution: Toward the Final Victory,’ captures the brute force of the battle and drives all the way to the end in this fitting homage.