Give Us This Day

Maslanka Experiences: Sam Ormson

By |December 17th, 2015|

This is a guest post from Sam Ormson, director of bands at Mountain View High School, Vancouver, Washington. We asked him to talk about his experiences with David’s music. He shared this remarkable essay.
June 2015: 1st movement, Symphony 9. As the final piano notes decay into the silence of our auditorium, I lower my […]

A Conductor’s Insight Into Performance and Interpretive Issues in Give Us This Day by David Maslanka (2010)

By |May 21st, 2014|

Dr. Lauren Ann Denney Wright’s doctoral dissertation on Give Us This Day focuses on the technical, expressive, and interpretive issues a conductor might face when programming this work. The dissertation also gives a brief biographical sketch, a discussion of David’s compositional process, and the history of how this work came to be written.

A Conductor’s Insight Into […]