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Digressioni modali : for soprano saxophone and pianoforte

by Andrián Pertout (2003)

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Performance by Noah Getz, Jeffrey Chappell from the CD Bénédiction d'un conquérant

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Crosscurrents / Noah Getz, saxophone ; Jeffrey Chappell, piano.

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Work Overview

Digressioni modali or Modal Digressions explores the modal characteristics of the seven modes generated by the major scale within a modal harmonic structure essentially founded on a D pedal note. Each mode with its particular set of altered degrees and intervallic relationships displays an individual characteristic colour - the flattened 7th degree in the Mixolydian mode, the further additions of the flattened 3rd in the Dorian mode, flattened 6th in the Aeolian mode, flattened 2nd in the Phrygian mode, and the flattened 5th in the Locrian mode, as well as the singular sharpened 4th in the Lydian mode. The Ionian and Lydian modes are harmonically associated with the major 7th chord, the Dorian, Phrygian and Aeolian modes with the minor 7th, Mixolydian with the dominant 7th and the Locrian with the half diminished (minor 7th/b5) chord.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Soprano saxophone in B flat, piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Giovanni De Luca

First performance: by Giovanni De Luca, Francesco Silvestri — 5 Oct 21. Auditorium Spirito Santo, Vibo Valentia, Italy

Winner of the Third Prize in the 2005 American University Saxophone Symposium Composition Contest (Washington, DC, USA)


Performances of this work

5 Oct 21: Auditorium Spirito Santo, Vibo Valentia, Italy. Featuring Giovanni De Luca, Francesco Silvestri.

12 Jul 18: World Saxophone Congress Zagreb, Fran Lhotka Hall, Zagreb, Croatia. Featuring Martin Jacoby, Nathan Henshaw.

10 Mar 18: North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, The Cohen Family Studio Theater, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Featuring Noah Getz, Krista Wallace-Boaz.

19 Mar 16: Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto, Festival ‘Contrasti 2016’, Trento, Italy. Featuring Motocontrario Ensemble.

8 Apr 15: Levine School of Music, ‘3Stream: Where Classical and Jazz Converge,’ Washington, DC, USA. Featuring Noah Getz, Jeffrey Chappell, Chris Gekker.

5 Oct 07: The Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC, USA

12 Feb 06: Atlas Theatre, Washington, DC, USA. Featuring John Kilkenny, Noah Getz.

11 Feb 06: Lyceum, Alexandria, VA, USA. Featuring Noah Getz, John Kilkenny.

9 Nov 05: Rolston Recital Hall, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

23 Oct 05: St. Peter's Church, Lancaster, PA, USA

27 Mar 05: School of Music, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia

26 Mar 05: First American University Saxophone Symposium Composition Contest, Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, American University, Washington, DC, USA. Featuring Adam Muller, Matthew Van Hoose.

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