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Letter to Martin

From Wind Repertory Project
David Maslanka

David Maslanka


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 25:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maslanka Press

Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

B-flat Trumpet I-II
Trombone
Tuba
Piano
Reader

Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Letter to Martin is a reading drawn from events in the life of Martin Luther King, and including portions from Abraham Lincoln’s farewell address to his neighbors in Springfield, and W.E.B. DuBois’ The Souls of Black Folk. I have tried through words and music to create an intimate portrait of an iconic figure.

Letter to Martin was commissioned by Betty L. Beer (OC ’65) as a gift for Oberlin College and the Class of 1965, in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King’s commencement address to our class. This composition is gratefully dedicated to Betty, our classmates of 1965, and the whole Oberlin family.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas) Wind Ensemble (Chris David Westover, conductor) – 23 November 2015
  • Oberlin College brass quartet (David Maslanka, reader) – 24 May 2015


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