Variants on a Hymn Tune

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

Project Description

Solo Euphonium and Young Wind Ensemble
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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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.

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