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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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Congratulations to Dutch Champions Percussion-ensemble Cadenza Twello with conductor Robbert Houtkamp. Their wonderful performance of HOHNER contributed to their win. Check it out here:

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1 week ago

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Congratulations to Myroslava Hagen, Scott Hagen, and the University of Utah Wind Ensemble on their extraordinary premiere of the CONCERTO FOR CLARINET AND WIND ENSEMBLE. It was a wonderful evening, with performances of CROWN OF THORNS, MORNING STAR, LIBERATION, and ON THIS BRIGHT MORNING. This marks the culmination of more than two years of planning and effort. Many thanks to the members of the consortium that made this project possible. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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