Exciting week at WIU – Matthew is working with the Wind Ensemble to prepare Symphony No. 10. Check it out if you’re in the area! http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php?release_id=16185
What's next for the music of David Maslanka?
Maslanka Press exhibited at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago this past December for the first time. We were excited to welcome so many enthusiastic friends to the back corner of the McCormick Center. We expect this to be the first of many appearances at festivals and conventions across the United States and around the world.
David talks with guests at the new booth in Chicago.
Sam Ormson has shared his extraordinary journey with David’s music. Read it here.
We’ve also posted a new interview with David where he gives some background on his life and work.
Death and the Maiden Orchestration
David recently found the fully-orchestrated score to Death and the Maiden with a the original libretto. We are exploring putting together a new production of the work. It’s early days yet, but there are some very promising signs. We’ve updated the work’s page with the score, libretto and more information about the piece.
New Program Notes
David has written a new program note for Symphony No. 2, reflecting on the last thirty years.
Works for Younger Wind Ensembles
We’ve just posted a two-part series going over David’s more accessible works for wind ensemble. Read part 1, talking about how directors might think about selecting new music and part 2, a listing (in order of difficulty) of works with commentary by David himself.
Saint Francis (2015) 18′ Grade 5-6 for wind ensemble. (Newly added)
Hosannas (2015) 30′ Grade 5-6 for wind ensemble. (Newly added)
Hymn for World Peace (2014) 12′ Grade 4 for wind ensemble. (Recording added)
Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble (2014) 28′ Grade 5 (Recording added)
Letter to Martin (2015) 25′ for reader, brass quartet, and piano. (Newly Added)
Variants on a Hymn Tune (1994) 5′ Grade 2.5 for solo euphonium and wind ensemble. (Recording, engraved score added)
World Music (2002) 9′ for orchestra (Recording added)
Montana Music: Chorale Variations (1993) 16′ for wind ensemble. (Recording added)
Tears: Montana Music No. 5 (1994) 12′ for bassoon, viola, cello, and piano (Recording added)
A Tuning Piece: Songs of Fall and Winter (1995) 18′ Grade 4 for wind ensemble (Recording and Program Note added)
David had three fantastic performances at the 2015 World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in San Jose, California from July 13-18. On Monday July 13, the Brooklyn Wind Symphony outdid themselves with a stunning rendition of his Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble. Jeff Hodes was wonderful on clarinet and Jeff Ball directed the group to great success. On Saturday, July 18, the Amador Valley High School wind ensemble with […]