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Recording the Wind Ensemble Music of David Maslanka

Some considerations for recording engineers and wind ensemble directors. By Mark J. Morette, Mark Custom Recording Service

David Maslanka is one of the most important composers of wind ensemble music. Few others have produced such an amazing volume of incredible works. His music […]

Remarks before the Trombone Concerto Premiere

Remarks given at the premiere performance of the Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble, October 2007; Miami, Florida

In the words of the Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, “We are life, we are inextinguishable.” The reasons for living or dying, […]

Restoring the Trombone Concerto’s original Hard Mode

In the second movement of David Maslanka’s Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble, there is an extended and demanding technical section from m. 108 to m. 256, about four minutes of nearly continuous playing. It rests in the upper […]

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The MASS was just staged for only the fifth time in its 19-year history tonight. Gregg Hanson conducted the University of Arizona Bands Wind Ensemble, the Arizona Choir (directed by Bruce Chamberlain), and the Tucson Boys Chorus (directed by Julian Ackerley), with Vanessa Salez, soprano, and Andrew Stuckey, baritone. They played this immense work with power, confidence, and a full spirit. Heartfelt congratulations to all the performers on this incredible achievement. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Grand Street Campus High School Wind Ensemble, Jeff Ball, cond., will be performing ON THIS BRIGHT MORNING at Potsdam University's Crane School of Music tonight (16 April 2015) at 7:30 EST. Check out the streaming webcast: ... See MoreSee Less

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This is an exciting and special time. Gregg Hanson premiered MASS in 1996 and will be performing it again on Sunday, April 19, 2015. ... See MoreSee Less

Composer David Maslanka has arrived for a week in residence with the UA Wind Ensemble. MASS is only 6 days away. Join us for this incredible performance on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

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