Gospel Inflections is a string orchestra work that was written for Nipher Middle School (Kirkwood, MO). It was commissioned for their performance at the 2014 International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.
The director, Fariga Drayton, wanted a string orchestra work with a gospel feel. This piece gives every section of the orchestra a key part and features a short viola solo. The viola section adds a driving rhythm which propels this inspiring work forward with that unforgettable gospel feel. This piece is both beautiful and impressive sounding and is a great concert addition for high school or very good middle school orchestra