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First Light (Maslanka)

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David Maslanka

David Maslanka


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: David Maslanka
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $349.00; (digital) - $244.00   |   Score Only (print) - $29.00; (digital) - $19.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Contra-Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Electric Organ
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal, large
  • Tom-Tom, small, medium, large
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

First Light has two characters. They are marked in the musical score as “unforgettable wounds – darkness,” and “perseverance – first light.” It has been my long personal experience that no real change, no transformation, occurs without crisis. We don’t move if we don’t have to. This is as true on the societal and environmental levels as it is on the personal. We are facing huge crises in our society and in our world, with every aspect of human darkness rising to the surface. It is my faith that we, with imagination, work, and perseverance, are at the edge of a profound transformation – a movement into light.

- Program Note by composer


This work was commissioned by the United States Air Force Academy Band in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Air Force.


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