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David Maslanka (b.1943): A Child's Garden of Dreams; Sea Dreams, Concerto for Two Horns & Wind Ensemble / Illinois State Univ. Wind Sym., Steele

Album Summary

>Maslanka, David : A Child's Garden of Dreams, for wind orchestra
>Maslanka, David : Sea Dreams, concerto for 2 horns & wind ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Conductor Stephen K. Steele comments that David Maslanka's A Child's Garden of Dreams provided bookends for his tenure as conductor of the Illinois State University Wind Ensemble - it was both the first work he conducted by Maslanka performed there in 1989 and the last before his retirement in 2012. Steele's championing of Maslanka's music for wind ensemble is truly impressive. He and the Illinois State University Wind Ensemble commissioned four symphonies and have made more than a dozen recordings for Albany Records that feature his music. They have made an unequaled contribution to the body of music for wind ensemble through their commissioning, performing and recording of this extraordinary composer's work. Coupled with the much-loved work, A Child's Garden of Dreams is a concerto for two horns and wind ensemble -- Sea Dreams, a work inspired by Maslanka's interest with Moby Dick, his boyhood in New Bedford, Massachusetts and his own meditations on the sea.



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Works Details

>Maslanka, David : A Child's Garden of Dreams, for wind orchestra
  • Conductor: Stephen Steele
  • Ensemble: Illinois State University Winid Symphony
  • Running Time: 34 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983

>Maslanka, David : Sea Dreams, concerto for 2 horns & wind ensemble
  • Performers: Saul Garland (Horn); Nancy O'Neill (Horn)
  • Conductor: Stephen Steele
  • Running Time: 11 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary