Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone and Piano
Availability: Downloadable PDFs (Score & Alto Sax. part)
Commissioned by Joe D’Aleo
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Fedora was written in 2009 for Joe D’Aleo. The music vaguely reminds me of a film noir detective, slouching around in a trench coat and hat – hence the title.
After a punchy introduction, the piano begins to play a repeated, highly chromatic four-measure ostinato that provides the basis for most other material in the work. Sections follow in an arch form: the fast opening material is followed by a slow lyrical section, then a more jazzy type of music, followed by a variation of the slow music and a return to the excitement of the opening.