No recording yet. Let us know if you’ve performed the work and we’ll feature your recording here.
This small piece illustrates basic variation processes in Classical style. A simple theme appears in numerous guises – changes of tempo, dynamics, mode and texture.
“C-Minor Variations” is a brief piece, composed quickly one evening while sitting in a hotel bathroom waiting for my young son to go to sleep in the other room. Its purpose was to illustrate basic variation techniques for a music class that I was teaching.
Remarks given on 18 April 2002 at Indiana University School of Music before a performance of the Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble. Other works on the concert included Montana Music: Chorale Variations and [...]
Remarks given before a performance of Montana Music: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano. Music is specifically healing. I know that I am alive today, and essentially well, because of it. Healing through music is [...]
Society of Composers Incorporated Region VIII Conference, University of Montana at Missoula. Keynote address by David Maslanka – November 20, 1998 As soon as one speaks about “truth” there will be objections. Since we live [...]
Remarks given at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Nov.15.1992, before a performance of Symphony No.3. I want to give a few thoughts on the roots of music and its purpose in human life. Music comes supposedly [...]