Variants on a Hymn Tune

Variants on a Hymn Tune2017-03-13T19:15:25+00:00

Project Description

Solo Euphonium and Young Wind Ensemble
1994
5 min.

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Dunshan Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Adrian Schneider, cond.
On the album David Maslanka: Variants on a Hymn Tune

 

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Instrumentation

Solo Euph | Picc Fl-2 Ob-2 BbCl-2 BCl Bsn ASx-2 TSx | Hn | Perc-2

  • Solo Euphonium
  • Piccolo
  • Flute (2)
  • Oboe (2)
  • Clarinet in B♭ (2)
  • Bass Clarinet in B♭ (2)
  • Bassoon
  • Alto Saxophone (2)
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Required Percussion (2 players)
    • Tom-tom (1 sm., 1 med., 1 lg.)
    • Glockenspiel
    • Snare Drum
    • Triangle
    • Xylophone
    • Hi-hat Cymbal
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.

Program Note

This music was written for my son, Matthew, when he was an 8th-grade member of the Missoula, Montana All-City Winds. Instrumentation was limited to flutes, oboes, clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto and tenor saxophones, horns, and percussion. This composition offers an uncomplicated set of variations for a good beginner euphonium soloist.

Further Reading

Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web – No. 48, Water Music

20 May 2019|0 Comments

Maslanka Weekly highlights excellent performances of David Maslanka’s music from around the web. This week, we continue to look at more of David's music that uses water as a symbol or motif: A Child's Garden of Dreams, Sea Dreams: Concerto for Two Horns and Wind Ensemble, and UFO Dreams: Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Ensemble, Movement II - "The Water is Wide."

Maslanka Weekly: Best of the Web – No. 39, Dreams & Meditations

18 March 2019|0 Comments

Maslanka Weekly highlights excellent performances of David Maslanka’s music from around the web. This week, we feature three compositions that specifically mention "dreaming" or "meditation" in their title: A Child's Garden of Dreams, Movement I, Sea Dreams: Concerto for Two Horns and Wind Ensemble, Movement III, and Recitation Book, Movement I, "Broken Heart: Meditation on the chorale melody Der du bist drei in einigkeit."