Young Wind Ensemble
Picc Fl-2 Ob-2 EbCl BbCl-3 EbACl BCl Bsn-2 ASx-2 TSx BSx | Hn-2 Tpt-3 Tbn-3 Euph Tuba | Perc-2
- Flute (2)
- Oboe (2)
- Clarinet in E♭
- Clarinet in B♭ (3)
- Alto Clarinet in E♭
- Bass Clarinet in B♭
- Contrabass Clarinet in B♭
- Bassoon (2)
- Alto Saxophone (2)
- Tenor Saxophone
- Baritone Saxophone
- Horn in F (2)
- Trumpet in B♭ (3)
- Trombone (3)
- Required Percussion (2 players)
- Suspended Cymbal (sm)
The tune which inspired the Prelude on a Gregorian Tune originated in the Liber Usualis, the traditional book of words and music for Christian services. The music is from a short Responsory.
Christ, Son of the Living God, Have mercy on us
Prelude on a Gregorian Tune evokes the ancient Christian mysticism as found in the music and words of Gregorian chants. This mild and harmonious work is a non-sectarian piece, which emerges as a small ritornello form, ababa.
Program note by David Maslanka
Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web – No. 22, Latin Text
Maslanka Weekly highlights excellent performances of David Maslanka’s music from around the web. This week, we feature spectacular performances of Mass, Liberation, and Prelude on a Gregorian Tune.
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.