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.