The concert will include a piece by David Maslanka, friend of the Wind Symphony, as a tribute to his passing last August
The BYU Wind Symphony’s concert “Resounding Praises” will be an evening filled with music of devotion and praise. Two works based on “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow,” as well as Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium,” will be performed in the de Jong Concert Hall on Feb. 14.
Thomas Ken penned the words to “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” as a doxology in 1674. It was set to a hymn tune called “Old 100th,” attributed to Louis Bourgeois from the 16th century. It has since become one of the most well-known Christian melodies of all time.
The Wind Symphony will perform two pieces based on the famous melody, “Variations on a Hymn by Louis Bourgeois” by Claude T. Smith and “Symphony No. 4” by David Maslanka. The latter piece has special meaning to conductor Donald Peterson and the Wind Symphony.
“The centerpiece of this concert is ‘Symphony No. 4’ by David Maslanka,” Peterson said, “and due to his death this past fall, the performance is also a memorial to him. He was a friend of our Wind Symphony who came to BYU for a short residency as we prepared to perform his ‘Symphony No. 9.’ The work expresses extreme emotions—with passages ranging from truly sublime pianissimos to the most powerful and technically challenging passages found in wind repertoire.”
“O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen will round out the selections for an inspirational evening.
Tickets and Show Details
Performance Dates and Times: Feb. 14 | 7:30 p.m.
Location: de Jong Concert Hall, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
Price: $11, $4 off with BYU or Student ID, $1 off for senior citizens or alumni
Tickets: Available in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801-422-2981 or online at byuarts.com