A deep clear breath of life
Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Piano
My dear friend Peter Kovner commissioned this fantasia for saxophone and piano as a memorial to his beloved sister Kay. In it, I attempted to evoke something of the exuberance and the poignance of her life as I understood it. The music traces a path through the joys, playfulness, hopes, tribulations and torments of childhood, nostalgia, longing, melancholy, exuberant Dionysian abandon, frenzy, illness; and concludes with a sense of the radiant, courageous spirit which survives and which, perhaps, represents her true legacy.
Title:A deep clear breath of life
Instrumentation:Alto Sax and Piano
Series:Music of Our Time
Year Composed: 2012