Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Wind Ensemble

Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Wind Ensemble2018-09-26T06:33:13+00:00

Project Description

Solo Piano and Wind Ensemble
17 min.

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Central Michigan University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, John E. Williamson, cond., Rehearsal – 10 February 2017

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Solo Piano | Picc Fl-2 Ob-2 B♭Cl-2 BCl CbCl Bsn-2 ASx-2 TSx BSx | Hn-2 B♭Tpt-2 Trb-2 Tuba | DB Timp Perc-3

  • Solo Piano
  • Piccolo
  • Flute (2)
  • Oboe (2)
  • Clarinet in B♭ (2)
  • Bass Clarinet in B♭
  • Contrabass Clarinet in B♭
  • Bassoon (2)
  • Alto Saxophone (2)
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Horn in F (2)
  • Trumpet in B♭ (2)
    • Trumpet 1 dbl. Piccolo Trumpet
  • Trombone (2)
  • Tuba
  • Double Bass
  • Timpani
  • Required Percussion (3 players)
    • Bass Drum
    • Large Suspended Cymbal
    • Medium Suspended Cymbal
    • Medium Tom Tom
    • Small Suspended Cymbal
    • Tam Tam
    • Tenor Drum
    • Vibraphone
    • Xylophone
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

Commissioned by the following schools from the Mid-American Conference Band Directors Association:

Ball State University – Thomas Caneva, Director of Bands

Bowling Green State University – Bruce Moss, Director of Bands

Central Michigan University – John E. Williamson, Director of Bands

Eastern Michigan University – Mary K. Schneider, Director of Bands

Kent State University – Jesse Leyva, Director of Bands

Miami University – Gary Speck, Director of Bands

Northern Illinois University – Thomas Bough, Director of Athletic Bands

Ohio University – Andrew Trachsel, Director of Bands

The University of Akron – Galen Karriker, Director of Bands

University of Massachusetts Amherst – Matthew Westgate, Director of Wind Studies

University of Toledo – Jason Stumbo, Director of Bands

Western Michigan University – Scott Boerma, Director of Bands

Dedicated to the memory and legacy of 
Robert D. Jorgensen (1945–2015),
 Director of Bands Emeritus, The University of Akron, who served the MACBDA with distinction, both as President and as a member of the Commissioning Committee.


21 February 2017 by Alexandra Mascolo-David, Solo Piano, and the Central Michigan University, John E. Williamson, conductor, at Staples Family Concert Hall, Central Michigan University.

Program Note

The opening of Concerto No. 3 is devoted to the exposition of a Bach Chorale melody, “Als vierzig Tag’ nach Ostern” (“Forty Days After Easter”). Some years ago I used this melody as the basis for a movement of another piece, This is the World, for two pianos and two percussionists. The essence of the movement is solo piano with vibraphone. It is an extremely inward and beautiful movement. I gave it the title, “Do You Know My Name?,” the implication being, “do you truly know who I am; do you see my soul?” I used the end of this movement as the end of this new concerto.

David Maslanka

(December 2016)

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