Expertise — Fast, Dependable Service — Everyday Low Prices


Canfield: Smart Alex for Tenor Saxophone and Piano
Canfield: Smart Alex for Tenor Saxophone and Piano
    Code: JP4083
    Price: $17.95
    Grade: 8
    Publisher: Jeanne Inc.
    ISMN: 979-0-3019-0366-7

    Quantity in your basket: None

    In stock, available for immediate delivery



    The spirit of the piece derives from its title, which was selected before a single note was written. It is quite obviously a play on the given name of the dedicatee, Alex Van Dyke. Notable in the piece is a prominent part for the page turner, who is called upon to perform many of the special effects in the work. A spirit of jocularity and humor pervades Smart Alex in the composer’s attempt to make a piece that is fun for both performers and audience. The theatrical elements employed add to the brash “smart alecky” spirit of the work.

    The composer, David DeBoor Canfield felt that a divagation from his usual freely tonal style was warranted in this work, in which he sought to bring in advanced techniques and special effects, all within a pronounced atonal context. Nevertheless, hints of tonality appear from time to time, often in a humorous context.

    The work is one movement, approximately 6.5 minutes.

    Adobe Reader software or similar PDF viewer is needed to see music samples.
    Click here for sample page

    Audio sample from Canfield: Smart Alex

    Click here for a complete listing of compositions by David DeBoor Canfield

    Click here for bio information on David DeBoor Canfield

    Click here for grading explanation

    Related Item(s)
    Code Name Price
    JP4022 Canfield: Sonata for Tenor Saxophone & Piano $25.00