Keith Allegretti 



Pet Vignettes

for saxophone quartet (2017)


Program Note

Calico Twitch - A trio of stray sister cats falls under my care in my back yard, in which the most extroverted one, a tricolor, displays a playful skittishness.


Ears that Sweep Away the Morning Dew (Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) - Fond memories of slow walks with an old Bassett hound.


Hyperkinesis - Two puppies, Machi and Towi, exude an unending torrent of high energy. Will they ever tire out, or will they first destroy the living room?


Performance History

October 9, 2017
Austin, Texas
MODUS Saxophone Quartet
Calvin Wong, soprano saxophone; Sarah Hetrick, alto saxophone;
Nicholas McNamara, tenor saxophone; Cris Padilla, baritone saxophone