From the Publisher
This piece is meant as a show piece for the piccolo which in the faster sections is often battling against the piano. A moment of calm in the middle allows some intake of breath while the cadenza nudges at the two previous sonatas I have written for piccolo. The ending should be played as fast and as energetically as possible.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).