Commissioned by and dedicated to the University of Texas at Arlington Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Clifton Evans, Director
February 4, 2023; University of Texas Arlington Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Clifton Evans conducting
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (crash cymbal, suspended cymbal, triangle, bass drum), strings
Inspiration! is dedicated to the power of inspiration, and the will to inspire. The composition begins with a flourish — much like the spark of an idea — and erupts into joyous interplay from all sections of the orchestra. The middle section is more of a reflection of the first section, soulful and profound in nature. The rest of the piece is in high spirits, inspired by that which came before it.
— Quinn Mason