Illumination [Wind Ens] – Sets
David Maslanka

Illumination

for Wind Ensemble
5 min.   •   
2013
   •   Grade 3½
Transposed Full Score v2 + Set of Parts (from Score v2), Concert-Pencil Full Score + Set of Parts (from Score v2)
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“Illumination” – lighting up, bringing light. I am especially interested in composing music for young people that allows them a vibrant experience of their own creative energy. A powerful experience of this sort stays in the heart and mind as a channel for creative energy, no matter what the life path. Music shared in community brings this vital force to everyone. Illumination is an open and cheerful piece in a quick tempo, with a very direct A-B-A song form.


We have started work on Illumination and I, the other band directors, and the students love it! I think it will be perfect for our opening ceremonies in our new high school.

Nicole Wright, Franklin (MA) High School

This has become a bit of our “theme song” at Lakeland, we performed it two more times at our Holiday/Christmas concert (as an opener/overture) but on the November program it was our finale and was THE talk of campus. This was definitely a ‘wake-up’ type of piece for this band, students, directors that came and the community still are talking of this concert.

Christopher Werner, Lakeland University

Find program notes and more information at davidmaslanka.com.

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