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Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble

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David Maslanka

David Maslanka

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 36:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maslanka Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $349.00   |   Score Only (print) - $159.00


1. Requiem – 10:50
2. Beloved – 14:10
3. Be Content, Be Calm – 10:10


Full Score
Solo Trombone
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II-III
Oboe I
Oboe II/English Horn
Bassoon I
Bassoon II/Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (2)
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom (5)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Conversations with Gary Green and Tim Conner (the conductor and trombonist who commissioned the music) led to the idea that this concerto should be a “cross-over” piece, one that could be played by either a wind ensemble or a symphony orchestra minus most of the strings. Before I began composing, word came of the untimely death of Christine Nield Capote, wonderful flutist and teacher and long-time friend to Gary, Tim and me. It was only a year ago, in July of 2006 that Gary, Christine, and I worked together at the Interlochen Center for the Arts on a deeply moving performance of my Song Book for Flute and Wind Ensemble. It was one the Christine’s favorite pieces. She had only nine months to live. It became clear that the Trombone Concerto would be a memorial for Christine. To that end I chose an ensemble or orchestral winds, plus piano, double bass, percussion, and one solo cello, the cello representing her cellist husband, Manny.

It feels presumptuous for me to say anything at all about this music, presumptuous even to have written the piece, trying to embody Christine’s still-living presence, her voice, her feelings, for us who are left behind. Following her death I saw Christine in a meditative vision. She gave me the most brilliant smile of recognition and reassurance. She then turned and walked away. Requiem – beloved – be content, be calm.

The Concerto was commissioned by a consortium of music schools headed by Gary Green of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and is dedicated to the memory of flutist Christine Nield Capote.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Maslanka, D. (2007). Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble [score]. Carl Fischer: [New York].