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Maslanka: Symphony 9

  Continuing in the tradition of magnificent 9th symphonies, David Maslanka, only a few years ago wrote his 9th. I don’t know of any composer who has written as many large scale symphonic works for band as Maslanka, and no … Continue reading

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Maslanka: Symphony 2

I recently thought when I was browsing through the internet trying to find (and being unable to find) discussion/opinion on various pieces not deeply entrenched in the public’s ears, “Hey, there may be other people like me, so maybe I … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Countdowns: Top 10 Symphonies I.

A symphony is defined as: an elaborate instrumental composition in three or more movements, similar in form to a sonata but written for an orchestra and usually of far grander proportions and more varied elements. Everyone has their favorites, as do I. I’ve decided, as the title would allude to, to make a top 10 symphonies list. I’ve also decided to let it be changeable. I figure, periodically I’ll … Continue reading

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Sam Hazo: Mr. Eyebrows

First off, a note on the title of this post. Two years ago Sam Hazo visited the All-State festival I was at. He conducted the teacher band in a program mostly consisting of his music, and some other band classics. … Continue reading

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David Maslanka: Meditation and Concert Band

  David Maslanka is probably one of the biggest names in band music today, with Ticheli, Mackey, and Whitacre (who is by far, the most handsome, maybe the most attractive serious musician ever, but I digress). But I think he … Continue reading

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