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for nineteen players

Year:  2023   ·  Duration:  18m
Instrumentation:  2 Flutes (Flute 1 doubling Piccolo, Flute 2 doubling Piccolo and Alto Flute), Oboe (doubling English Horn), Clarinet in Bb (doubling Bass Clarinet and Eb Clarinet), Bassoon (doubling Contrabassoon), 2 Horns in F, Trumpet in C, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion (1 player), Harp, 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, Contrabass

Year:  2023
Duration:  18m
Instrumentation  2 Flutes (Flute 1 doubling ...

Alex Taylor

Composer:   Alex Taylor

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Alex Taylor: Inclinations —...

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Inclinations for nineteen players (2023) is part of a continuing series of instrumental works that explore different kinds of linear motion. However, the title is not only a reference to musical ‘geometry’ – lines, angles, gradients, planes, velocity, inertia – but also to this composer’s personal inclinations: my own predilections, habits, quirks.

Here the music follows the interaction of two kinds of material. Like beams of light, pairs of sustained thirds are passed throughout the ensemble, forming a disjunct patchwork of primary colors. Against this, quartertone scales rise insistently, threads of a malfunctioning barber’s pole gradually losing momentum even as it continues to doggedly turn. Amidst the interaction (conflict?) of these two shapes, other whims and tangents periodically emerge.

Dedication note

Inclinations is dedicated to Steve Schick and all the committed performers who contribute their precious time, energy, and boundless musicality to realizing composers' dreams, and indulging their steepest and most fanciful inclinations.