Procession of the Academics

Procession of the Academics 2017-03-13T18:15:53+00:00

Project Description

Wind Ensemble
2007
5 min.

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Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, cond.
On the album Maslanka: A Carl Sandburg Reader (2009)

University Of New Hampshire Wind Symphony, Andrew Boysen Jr., cond.

On the album The Music of David Maslanka (2008)

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Instrumentation

Picc Fl-2 Ob-2 EbCl BbCl-3 BCl CACl Bsn-2 ASx-2 TSx BSx | Hn-3 Tpt-3 Tbn-2 BTbn Euph Tuba DB | Timp Perc-3

  • Piccolo
  • Flute (2)
  • Oboe (2)
  • Clarinet in E♭
  • Clarinet in B♭ (3)
  • Bass Clarinet in B♭
  • Contra Alto Clarinet in E♭
  • Bassoon (2)
  • Alto Saxophone (2)
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Horn in F (3)
  • Trumpet in B♭ (3)
  • Trombone (2)
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Double Bass
  • Timpani
  • Required Percussion (3 players)
    • Snare Drum (1 sm, 1 med)
    • Xylophone
    • Tom-tom (1 med, 1 lg)
    • Crash Cymbal
For wind ensembles and concertos, please use one player per part. For symphonies and concert pieces, more players may be used as desired. David’s full statement.

Commissioned by

Illinois State University Office of Advancement, Illinois State University Office of Student Affairs, Illinois State University College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University School of Music, and the Illinois State University Bands honoring the Illinois State University Sesquicentennial Celebration

Program Note

 

Procession of the Academics was commissioned by the Illinois State University Office of Advancement, Illinois State University Office of Student Affairs, Illinois State University College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University School of Music, and the Illinois State University Bands honoring the Illinois State University Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Being neither an Illinoisan, nor an official member of the ISU family, I was honored and a bit daunted to be asked to write a new academic processional march for the sesquicentennial celebration of Illinois State University. And so, with trepidation, and with Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance looming large in the rear-view mirror, I offer this small music work in honor of the students, faculty, administration, and staff of this great university. 

Program note by David Maslanka

Further Reading

  • David Maslanka: Music for Young Wind Ensembles

David Maslanka: Works for Younger Wind Ensembles

16 July 2015|0 Comments

Here are more than twenty works for wind ensemble, arranged in approximate ascending order of difficulty, with commentary by David Maslanka

  • Mark Morette and David Maslanka

Recording the Wind Ensemble Music of David Maslanka

25 February 2015|0 Comments

Mark Morette of Mark Custom Recording shares his extensive experience in recording wind ensembles.