Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web – No. 28, Illumination

Maslanka Weekly highlights excellent performances of David Maslanka’s music from around the web.

This week, we showcase five extraordinary performances of Illumination from 2018.

Each December, Maslanka Weekly features the best performances of David’s most popular works that were uploaded to the web that calendar year. 

Illumination

From David Maslanka’s original Program Note:

“Illumination” – lighting up, bringing light. I am especially interested in composing music for young people that allows them a vibrant experience of their own creative energy. A powerful experience of this sort stays in the heart and mind as a channel for creative energy, no matter what the life path. Music shared in community brings this vital force to everyone. Illumination is an open and cheerful piece in a quick tempo, with a very direct A-B-A song form.

Watch below as the All-County Band gives a performance from January 27, 2018.

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Watch below as the Creighton Prep Wind Symphony gives a performance from November 10, 2018.

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Watch below as Jamie L. Nix leads the GMEA District 13 Honor Band in a performance from February 10, 2018.

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Watch below as Emily Threinen leads the KSMEA 2018 All-State Band in a performance from February 24, 2018.

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Watch below as Brian Silvey leads the OMEA District 14 Honor Band in a performance from January 7, 2018.

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For more information on Illumination, please visit Illumination @ davidmaslanka.com

We would love to hear from you! If you know of any outstanding performances of David Maslanka’s music on the web, please email us at maslankaweekly@maslanka.org.

By |2018-12-31T19:13:27+00:0031 December 2018|Featured, Illumination, Maslanka Weekly|