John Plant

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.


John Plant

Product Details

Title:A deep clear breath of life

Instrumentation:Alto Sax and Piano

Series:Music of Our Time

Year Composed: 2012

Duration: 14

Score: 1

Parts: 1

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Artist: Michael Couper and ChoEun Lee

A deep clear breath of life


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