A Solemn Music

A Solemn Music 2017-03-13T18:32:25+00:00

Project Description

Marimba
2013
22 min.

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Andrew Eldridge, solo marimba, premiere performance at Texas Wesleyan University
live recording

 

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Movements

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3

Commissioned by

Andrew Eldridge, Assistant Professor of Percussion, Texas Wesleyan University

Premiere

January 2014 by Andrew Eldridge at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas

Program Note

The three “songs” in this set are studies in deep moods of contemplation. There are no stories being told, but the patient laying out of line shapes with pauses, and the simple beauty of the marimba tone allow a quiet opening for personal reflection. My own sense of this music is the release and clearing of old patterns of thought and feeling. A Solemn Music was written for Texas marimbist Andrew Eldridge.

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.