As the Saxophone is commonly associated with the jazz style, classical music for the instrument had always been lacking and so when Paul Bonneau published his Concerto for Alto Saxophone in 1944, it was well-received by performers of the genre.
Bonneau's composition was highly versatile, ranging from over fifty film scores, operettas, songs and other pieces for Saxophone, including this Concerto. Comprising three movements, a typical performance lasts about fifteen minutes. Bonneau's Concerto for Alto Saxophone contains typically French characteristics, including chromaticism and difficult technical passages. All these elements combined make for an enjoyable and challenging piece for saxophonists.