Canfield: Duo alla Paganini for alto saxophone or clarinet and violin
Code: JP4093 ISMN: 979-0-3019-0529-6
Duo alla Paganini was commissioned by Jason Laczkoski (saxophone) and Anna Draper (violin) in 2016. Alternate parts are included for either alto saxophone or clarinet in A/B-flat, plus violin. The work is cast in three brief movements and, akin to the Paganini tradition, is intended as a display piece for both instruments. The second movement forms a contrast with the two lively outer movements, and contains some long flowing, rather plaintive melodies.
The opening movement is set in sonata allegro form, the second movement in song form, and the finale in a modified rondo form with a coda in a different meter leading to an exuberant conclusion. The set includes a full score, separate instrument parts for alto saxophone, clarinet in A/B-flat, and violin. Total duration approx. 13 minutes.