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Heart Songs

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David Maslanka

David Maslanka


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 17:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sheetmusic Plus
Cost: Score and Parts - $120.00   |   Score Only - $40.00


Movements

1. Quiet Song - 6:15
2. Song with Variations - 5:10
3. Heart Song - 5:45


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal, small and large
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Tom, medium


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The title Heart Songs comes from the image of watering the tree of life with the blood of the heart. It is my hope with this music to provide a substantial and deeply-felt piece for young players. The second and third songs are based on melodies from the 371 Chorales by J.S. Bach.

This work was commissioned by the Harwood Junior High School Band of Bedford, Texas, conducted by Joe Green. It was premiered in April of 1998 by the Harwood High School Symphonic Band, conducted by Christopher Ferrell.

- Program note by composer


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Humboldt State University (Arcata, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Paul Cummings, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • Black Forest Youth Wind Orchestra VJBO (Donaueschingen, Germany) (Alexander Beer, conductor) – 23 September 2018
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony I (Curran Prendergast, conductor) – 27 April 2018
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Symphonic Band (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) – 13 March 2018
  • University of Minnesota High School Honor Band (Emily Threinen, conductor)– 21 January 2018
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Barry L. Houser, conductor) – 3 December 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 30 November 2017
  • University of Colorado Boulder Concert Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 1 March 2017
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Band (Dan Belongia, conductor) - 1 March 2015
  • California Lutheran University Wind Ensemble (Michael D. Hart, conductor) - 16 March 2013

Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • David Maslanka website Accessed 9 February 2017
  • Maslanka, D. (2001). Heart Songs : Medium Band [score]. Carl Fischer : New York.