Shout cover

Oregon State University Wind Ensemble
Erik Leung: conductor

Publisher: Albany Records

The two works on Shout!: Music of Protest and Joy are Sea of Umbrellas by Olin Hannum and Symphony No. 4 by David Maslanka. Hannum’s composition is a highly emotional elegy based on the tragic events of Hong Kong’s modern history. Vivid photographs of a massive protest beneath a display of umbrellas during a rainy August 18, 2019 in the streets of Hong Kong are stark, lasting images forever engrained in the people,.. “a sea of umbrellas”. Symphony No. 4 is a frequently performed composition of David Maslanka available on several recordings. The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble recording is one of the best with elements  of  prayer, power, silence, humor, passion and precise attention to every musical detail…a challenge inherent of all Maslanka works. The entire recording is pure wind ensemble excellence.