The Quatuor pour saxophones, op. 31, composed in 1937, is a charming and concise work in three movements: Andante - Allegro vivo - Nocturne et Finale. The brief initial Andante begins on a melancholy note, setting up the optimistic character of the Allegro vivo. The Nocturne is like a barcarole coming from some distant celebration. The work ends with a virtuosic Finale.