Michael Mauldin

Distinctive Tonal Music Inspired by Magical Places
 
 
 
24 September 2012
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Michael Mauldin

Michael Douglas Mauldin (b. 14 June 1947 , Port Arthur , Texas ) first discovered the landscapes of New Mexico while still a boy, and has never ceased to marvel at the timeless interplay of space and light that imbues them with a sense of place unique in all the world.   The son of a Presbyterian minister, during his school vacations in the 1950s Michael traveled with his family to church conferences held at Ghost Ranch, where he composed short pieces on an old piano he discovered in the ... 
23 September 2012
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Programmatic Music

My decision to put programmatic content/titles with my music  came in the early 70’s.  I had been conditioned, like all young composers then, to see programmatic music as inferior to absolute music.  I was told that many superficial, nineteenth-century works with programmatic titles would not hold the audience’s attention without their programs. I heard some of those pieces.  They were so poorly put together that I’d have quickly lost interest if I hadn’t been ... 
 
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