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Incentive

composer

 
Andrew McCormack’s background is in jazz—as both pianist and composer—and his commission is, he considers, ‘robust, with strong outlines. It’s forward-moving, full steam ahead.’ He has cut two minutes from the original ten, producing ‘a succinct single movement with a lot of momentum’. The title, Incentive, suggests the combination of keen motive and propulsive movement.

Incentive opens with two notes played by the French horns, introducing ‘a dissonance and a problem to move on from’. Strictly structured, the piece takes the initial ideas forward with vigour, until coming to an abrupt stop at the mid-point. It then again builds up momentum towards the close, ending on the two notes with which it began.

from notes by David Jays & Andrew McCormack © 2013

Recordings

The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 1
Studio Master: LSO5061Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for LSO5061 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-DGQ-12-06101
Duration
8'10
Recording date
28 October 2012
Recording venue
LSO St Luke's, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Stokes
Recording engineer
Neil Hutchinson
Hyperion usage
  1. The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 1 (LSO5061)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: May 2013
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