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Sonata for a Lost Planet


  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“Good basic repertoire”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - chrish@justflutes.com

How you enjoy this sonata will depend very much on whether or not you like the style of Gary Schocker, but this is undeniably a great addition to the alto repertoire. Approachable, playable but also challenging it fills a big gap and will undoubtedly prove very popular. The stand-out feature is the writing for high notes, especially in Above, and the 3rd movement, Burn, will improve articulation significantly. Breath control will be a feature of both Below and Float. If you need a repertoire piece for a decent alto player then this will fit the billl nicely.

From the Publisher

Written for Michael Bowyer and Melvin Lauf, Jr. of the Potomack Flutes quartet, Sonata for a Lost Planet is a welcome addition to the alto flute repertoire from one of the flute world’s most revered and prolific composers. For advanced players. Dur: 7’

Our Description

Duration: 7 minutes

Performance duration (approx): 13'00

Difficulty guide: 8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Above
  2. Below
  3. Burn
  4. Float

Item Details


  • Part 1: Alto Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Accompanied Alto Flute Music
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Publisher's reference: 114-41407
Our Stock Code: 1137385
Media Type: Paperback (15 pages [score])