In Memoriam

Some Thoughts on Choosing Music for Younger Wind Ensembles

By |July 16th, 2015|

These are David’s thoughts on choosing music. You can find the annotated repertoire list here.
I have never been in charge of a school band program, but over the past 40-plus years I have seen hundreds of programs close-up as guest composer. While I do understand the need to teach specific aspects of music, I […]

David Maslanka’s Use of a Chorale Tune in “In Memoriam” (2000)

By |April 2nd, 2014|

Dr. Roy Breiling’s doctoral dissertation covers the use of the chorale tune “Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten” (“If you but trust in God to guide you”) in David’s composition, In Memoriam. The author also includes biographical information as well as an overview of David’s compositional approach and how it relates to his musical style.

David Maslanka’s Use of a […]