Mass in E-Flat: Millennium
Patricia Long's music bridges the classical and the contemporary. Whether writing for piano, small ensemble, choir, or orchestra, she brings the power of her musical erudition to compositions that range from shorter pieces to large-scale choral and orchestral works. In 1998, her Mass in E-flat "Millennium" was released on CD. This Marathon recording features the Grammy-winning Texas Boys Choir, along with the chamber choir Laudate and the Westlake Chamber Ensemble. Millennium is the first polyphonic setting of the High Mass (other than Requiems) in nearly four centuries to use all ten major items of a plenary Mass. The work premiered to a standing ovation in April 2000 at Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Austin.