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I think this kaleidoscope is broken

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Tyler Jones

Tyler Jones

The title of this work is intentionally written in lower case, with a period: I think this kaleidoscope is broken.

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 8:05
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $175.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium <I-IIbr /> Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-VII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I this this kaleidoscope is broken (2022) is bursts of color, jagged edges, and disparate musical objects that somehow maintain an architectural and motivic relationship -- that's one way to summarize this piece. Another way I've described it in various conversations is as a demented take on an operatic overture, wherein various musical problems are created with the introduction of each sections' new materials. Finally in the recapitulation, counterpoint addressed thsse loose ends, revealing the interconnectedness of the materials (in a sense less like Bach and more like, say, Milhaud). The title was chosen because it gets to the center of this concept rather quickly, and it conveys the sort of devious humor on my mind when I was composing this work.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

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