Illumination [Wind Ens] – Sets
David Maslanka


for Wind Ensemble
5 min.   •   
   •   Grade 3½
Product Type: Sets

“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

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