Music for Wind Ensemble
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Outstanding, energetic works for wind ensemble.

Do you know the name David Maslanka? Probably not and yet he is writing some of the most wonderful music. He lives on his ranch in Montana and composes music; music for himself and for us: music which is romantic, tonal, imaginative; music which is good and worth hearing by a larger audience. Maslanka was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He studied at the New England Conservatory, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and received his Ph.D. in music theory and composition from Michigan State University. His principal teachers were Joseph Wood and H. Owen Reed. A Child's Garden of Dreams s commissioned for the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. It was composed in the summer of 1981 and premiered by Northwestern in 1982. The Symphony No. 2 was commissioned by the Big Ten Band Directors Association in 1983. It was given its premiere at the CBDNA Convention in Evanston, Illinois. The performing group was the combined Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble of Northwestern University.
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David Maslanka, composer
A Child's Garden of Dreams
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Wind Ensemble, Malcolm Rowell, conductor


David Maslanka, composer
Symphony No. 2
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Wind Ensemble, Malcolm Rowell, conductor

Review:
"Most listeners will find A Child's Garden more interesting than Maslanka's less programmatic Second Symphony, though the works create a similar sound world... both are sonic spectaculars, superbly played and recorded." (American Record Guide)
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