For A or Bb Clarinet and Piano. Sonata Capriccio Lirico was inspired by, written for and dedicated to Leslie Craven. The first movement is a “Pastoral” in 6/8 time. The second movement is dark in mood and soul searching, morphing into a gentle yet lugubrious melody. An unusual cadenza bridging passage composed by Leslie Craven, (loosely based on thematic material of both second and final movements) links the second and third movement. The third movement is flamboyant, virtuosic and challenging for the performers who appear to be vying for supremacy in the race to the finish.