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Saxophone Quartet
2 min.

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Peace was made as an encore for the 2012 Tokyo Masato Kumoi Sax Quartet premiere concert of my Songs for the Coming Day, and my transcription of the Bach Goldberg Variations. The music for Peace is a slight recomposition of the “song” that ends the first movement of my Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble. This “song without words” is an evolution of the Chorale melody Christum wir sollen loben schonPeace may seem like simple music, but it requires an exquisite balance of tone and dynamic control.

Further Reading

Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web – No. 51, Peace

10 June 2019|0 Comments

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.