Symphony No. 4

David Maslanka and the Natural World: Three Studies of Music for Wind Ensemble (2014)

By |May 12th, 2015|

Kate Sutton’s Master’s thesis is a study on David’s Third, Fourth, and Ninth Symphonies with special emphasis on their themes on nature. She explores the influence that moving to Missoula, Montana had on David for Symphony No. 3, his connection to the “powerful voice of the Earth” in Symphony No. 4, and the themes of […]

Recording the Wind Ensemble Music of David Maslanka

By |February 25th, 2015|

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 is a delight for the audience, a treat for musicians to perform, and makes an […]

Dangerous Times (1994)

By |April 5th, 2014|

Remarks given on 29 March 1994 at Michigan State University before a performance of Symphony No. 4
It goes without saying that we live in dangerous times, and that the human family is threatened by forces within itself that it does not understand. Community is shattered, individuals are alienated, hunger, slaughter, and oppression continue and […]

David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4: A Conductor’s Analysis with Performance Considerations (2002)

By |March 19th, 2014|

Dr. Stephen Bolstad’s dissertation on David’s Symphony No. 4 gives a thorough analysis and helpful advice to conductors. The author also includes a brief biographical sketch and provides insight into David’s unique compositional approach to this work.

David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4: A Conductor’s Analysis with Performance Considerations
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Abstract:
In the last two decades of […]