I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Maslanka-DavidDavid Maslanka (born August 30, 1943) is a U.S. composer who writes for a variety of genres, including works for choir, wind ensemble, chamber music, and symphony orchestra.

Best known for his highly acclaimed wind ensemble compositions, Maslanka has published nearly 100 pieces, including nine symphonies, seven of them for concert band, nine concerti, and a full Mass. Maslanka’s compositional style is rhythmically intense and extremely complex, yet possesses an underlying delicate beauty. He works from a meditative standpoint of spiritual inspiration, and this gentle, warm quality permeates his music. Maslanka’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as Australia, Canada, and Japan (Savoie 2003).