Wind Ensemble 2015
The St. Olaf Band, Timothy Mahr, cond. Winter Tour Home Concert – 13 February 2016
Picc Fl-2 Ob-2 E♭Cl B♭Cl-3 BCl CbCl Bsn-2 Cbsn SSx ASx TSx BSx | Hn-4 B♭Tpt-2 Ct-2 Trb-2 BTrb Euph Tuba | DB Pno Timp Perc-6
- Flute (2)
- Oboe (2)
- Clarinet in E♭
- Clarinet in B♭ (3)
- Bass Clarinet in B♭
- Contralto Clarinet in E♭
- Contrabass Clarinet in B♭
- Bassoon (2)
- Soprano Saxophone
- Alto Saxophone
- Tenor Saxophone
- Baritone Saxophone
- Horn in F (4)
- Trumpet in B♭ (2)
- Cornet in B♭ (2)
- Trombone (2)
- Bass Trombone
- Double Bass
- Required Percussion (6 players)
- Orchestra Bells (2)
- Anvil (3)
- Wood Block (lg.)
- Crash Cymbals (2)
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal (2 lg.)
- Tom-toms (sm., med.)
- Bongo (low, high)
- Bass Drum
- Bell Plate
After all these years I have come to feel that singing the Chorales is an act of prayer, and to date I have sung through the entire book ,all four voices, of each Chorale some 23 times. These ancient melodies are the voice of peace, and over the years, they have formed a peaceful center in me.
Angel of Mercy is a prayer for peace in our troubled time. Three Chorale melodies are the foundation for this music: “O Fear, Disquiet, and Apprehension,” “Oh, How Blest Are Ye,” and “I Leave All Things to God’s Direction.” This piece was commissioned by Timothy Mahr and the St. Olaf Band in honor of the band’s 125th anniversary. It is dedicated to them with profound gratitude and respect.
From the Maslanka Archive – No. 39, Wind Symphony Alumni Ensemble: Concert Recording
We are excited to feature a complete audio recording of the concert that took place on Friday, July 16, 2022 in Naperville, IL by Dr. Stephen K. Steele and the Wind Symphony Alumni Ensemble. This special event featured Angel of Mercy, Requiem, and Symphony No. 10 - The River of Time.
Stephen K. Steele & Wind Symphony Alumni Ensemble Perform to Thunderous Applause
Stephen K. Steele & Wind Symphony Alumni Ensemble Perform Symphony No. 10, Angel of Mercy, and Requiem in Naperville, IL on July 15, 2022 to a Standing Ovation of Thunderous Applause.
Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web – No. 112, Angels
Maslanka Weekly highlights excellent performances of David Maslanka’s music from around the web. This week, we are excited to feature three of David's works that make either direct or indirect reference to angels: Symphony No. 4, My Lady White, and Angel of Mercy.
From the Maslanka Archive – No. 9, Paella with David!
From the Maslanka Archive features media and stories of David's life and work. This week, we are excited to feature pictures from David's visit with Reed and Jill Thomas during his residency at Middle Tennessee State University in October 2016.
Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web – No. 51, Peace
Maslanka Weekly highlights excellent performances of David Maslanka’s music from around the web. This week, we feature performances of three of David’s works inspired specifically to help us as listeners and performers around the world create peace in our communities: Peace, Angel of Mercy, and Hymn for World Peace.
Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web – No. 23, Dedications
Maslanka Weekly highlights excellent performances of David Maslanka’s music from around the web. This week, we feature amazing performances of Angel of Mercy, In Memoriam, and Traveler.
Honorary Doctorate from St. Olaf College
David Maslanka was honored with an honorary doctorate by St. Olaf College. Here's the entire ceremony: The following is the full text of Dr. Timothy Mahr's and David Maslanka's remarks. Dr. Timothy Mahr's [...]
Angel of Mercy – working with Dr. Tim Mahr and the St. Olaf Band
On Feb. 4 2016, I traveled from New York City to meet Tim Mahr and the St. Olaf Band at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey. We were hosted by director of bands [...]
David Maslanka: Works for Younger Wind Ensembles
Here are more than twenty works for wind ensemble, arranged in approximate ascending order of difficulty, with commentary by David Maslanka
Recording the Wind Ensemble Music of David Maslanka
Mark Morette of Mark Custom Recording shares his extensive experience in recording wind ensembles.