From the Publisher
In the spirit of the great 19th-century opera fantasies for woodwinds, Michael Webster has created a concert trio on the the many great arias form Puccini's Madama Butterfly. However, as the name implies, Sonata Cho-Cho-San is not the typical virtuosic operatic potpourri. Rather, it follows the plot, resembling a sonata mirroring Puccini's use of recurring and developing themes. Webster makes the most of the winds as versatile performers - equally suited to deliver Puccini's beautiful vocal writing, and to ornament and embroider the poignant themes in symphonic style.
Honorable Mention, NFA 2018 Newly Published Music, Trios with Other Instruments Category
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).