For Concert Band
Duration Approximately X:XX
(Commission in Progress)
FULL SCORE / 2 1 1 3 (+Bass) Alto, Tenor, Bari / 2 1 2 1 1 / Timp Perc (5)
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In physics, gradients can describe an increase or decrease in the magnitude of a property (e.g., temperature, pressure, or concentration) observed in passing from one point or moment to another.
In mathematics, the gradient is a synonym for slope. It points in the direction of the greatest rate of increase of a function, and its magnitude is the slope of the graph in that direction.
Mathemusician Vi Hart explains music as a function of space time in this wonderfully fun video:
GRADIENTS for Concert Band is a synthesis of these ideas, and also art music for younger musicians.