UMD Wind Ensemble: A Child's Garden of Dreams

UMD Wind Ensemble

A Child's Garden of Dreams
Sunday, March 9, 2014 . 4PM
UMD Wind Ensemble
UMD Wind Ensemble photo by Alison Harbaugh
Principal People: 

Music Director Michael Votta

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Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 20 minutes including intermission
Program Notes: 

Composer David Maslaka says of his piece, A Child’s Garden of Dreams, “‘In deepest need I cry to you’ is a motto for this entire work, and a prayer for our time of crisis.”

As the feature of the UMD Wind Ensemble’s program, A Child’s Garden of Dreams uses the modern wind band’s rich sonorities to illustrate the unsettling dream world of a child approaching death.

The program balances Maslanka’s work with Herbert Haufrecht’s raucous Symphony for Brass and Timpani; Gordon Jacob’s cheerful setting of English folk-songs, Old Wine in New Bottles; and a wind band arrangement of Ravel’s La Valeé des Cloches.