Born in 1948, Claude-Henry Joubert studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won many prizes. His career has led him to become Director of the Orleans Conservatory, as well as teaching at other institutions. His compositional output is also substantial, with Mademoiselle Coquelicot being a delightful addition to the Saxophone repertoire.
The preface of Mademoiselle Coquelicot, written by Michel Mériot, states that the piece fills a vital gap as an necessary exam and audition work for many schools and other institutions. Adaptable to Alto, Tenor or Soprano Saxophones, Mademoiselle Coquelicot is suitable to grade two standard saxophonists. With a typical performance lasting about 2 minutes and 15 seconds, Joubert's work contains many appealing musical features. For all aspiring saxophonists, Mademoiselle Coquelicot is a sublime addition to the repertoire.