Playing Symphony No. 9 with a high school band was supposed to be impossible. Sam Ormson writes about his musical development through David's music.
A Conductor’s Insight Into Performance and Interpretive Issues in Give Us This Day by David Maslanka
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 [...]