Upon the Reedy Stream for Oboe and String Quartet
LKMP X120004/ HL 41447
Oboe Solo, String Quartet
Frederick Fox (1931 - 2011) acquired both his master's degree in music (1957) and doctoral degree in music composition (1959) from IU, then began an odyssey that carried him to various teaching and foundations posts around the United States. Fox notes that his music "continued to break down the diatonic structure to make it more chromatic" but that he "doesn't consider tonality when composing." "Upon the Reedy Stream" is a perfect example of his style, incorporating chromatic lines and other non-diatonic tonal language.