David Maslanka's Symphony Number Three: A relational treatise on commissioning, composition, and performance
Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
First Committee Member
Gary D. Green - Committee Chair
The purpose of this essay is to examine David Maslanka's Symphony Number Three for wind ensemble. The music of David Maslanka has been performed throughout the world and has received high acclaim from periodical and newspaper reviews. David Maslanka has written four symphonies for wind ensemble. Gary Green commissioned Symphony Number Three while he was Director of Bands at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. Since the premiere performance of Symphony Number Three in November of 1991, there have been seven performances. This essay will examine elements of the commissioning process, compositional process, musical analysis, and conclude with performance aspects of Symphony Number Three.
Music; Education, Music
Alston, Brenton Franklin, "David Maslanka's Symphony Number Three: A relational treatise on commissioning, composition, and performance" (2004). Dissertations from ProQuest. 2122.