Sonata after Poulenc was written for Claude Delangle, Professor of Saxophone at the Paris Conservatoire. The music seeks to capture something of Poulenc's ebullient spirit, and his gift for melody and typically French harmonies. Canfield's own voice peeks through at certain points, and he didn't worry too much about those spots, simply concentrating on producing a piece that would be both fun to play and to listen to. There are 3 movements containing some difficult technical demands, but also have lovely melodic writing.
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