Jerry Junkin conducts the Dallas Wind Symphony in performing music by David Maslanka.
The Dallas Wind Symphony is America's premier professional wind band, and Jerry Junkin is the worthy successor of Frederick Fennell, the 'godfather of wind bands'.
David Maslanka is the most important living composer for wind band. A Child's Garden of Dreams is his greatest hit, and In Memoriam is a world-premiere recording. Here, Symphony No. 4 and A Child's Garden of Dreams receive their first professional recordings.
"Conductor Jerry Junkin brings just the right touch of levity and concentration from the performers. You'll find yourself tapping your toes or conducting your own imaginary musicians." - The Audio Adventure
"(Maslanka's) work is powerfully symbolic - shards of the psyche turned into sound. The three tonally oriented yet harmonically advanced compositions on the Dallas Wind Symphony's superbly played program deal in the currency of raw emotion." - Andrew Quint, Absolute Sound Magazine, March 2007, Issue 170
Dallas Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin, conductor
1-5. A Child's Garden of Dreams
6. In Memoriam (premiere)
7-11. Symphony No. 4
Total playing time, 77:45