From Wind Repertory Project
David Maslanka

David Maslanka

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 10:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maslanka Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $259.00; (digital) - $179.00   |   Score Only (print) - $69.00; (digital) - $49.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tenor Drum
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


  • Horn III & IV, m.91-92: Horn III & IV in unison with Horn I & II.

Program Notes

Dedicated to California Music Educators that have weathered the storm, with spirits set on new beginnings and the strongest times to come as the California All-State Music Education Conference moves to San Jose, CA in 2016.

“Music is wonderful. It lets us tell ourselves things we can’t speak out in words. It opens the dream space and lets us dream together. It lets us imagine the world as it really is, a place of vitality, power and possibility.

We live in fear of destruction, from climate change, nuclear bombs, increasing population, vanishing resources, continuous war. When the troubles are listed like this it is hard to know what we think we are doing with our seemingly simple and innocent music making.

California has always been a place of big dreams. The music of California celebrates the California dream space. There is tremendous beauty here — the forests, deserts, mountains and valleys, the ocean — and also the strength within the people and in the earth to meet the times that are upon us. Music lets us dream, and in that dream is the possibility of a new world, one in which humans live in harmony, within themselves, with all other people, with all other species, with the planet. Is this dream impossible? Are circumstances too complex? Will human nature never change? My answer to these questions is no. The dream starts somewhere. Let our music making be one such place.”

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • San Jose (Calif.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Vickerman, conductor) – 18 March 2022 (CBDNA 2022 Western/Northwestern Conference, Tacoma, Wash.)
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  • State University of New York, Fredonia, All College Band (Carrie Pawelski, conductor) – 4 March 2020
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Symphonic Band (Randall Coleman, conductor) – 20 February 2020 (CBDNA 2020 Southern Division Conference, Natchitoches, La.)
  • Wind Symphony of Clovis (Calif.) (Christine Keenan, conductor) - 20 February 2020 (2020 CASMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Symphonic Band (Randall O. Coleman, conductor) – 1 February 2019
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  • Colorado State University Symphonic Band (T. André Feagin, conductor)- 7 May 2019
  • Atlanta (Ga.) Youth Wind Symphony (Scott A. Stewart, conductor) - 19 May 2018
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