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Sonata for Flute and Piano (2016)

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From the Publisher

When I sat down to start writing the Sonata for flute and piano, I knew I wanted to highlight the lyrical and virtuosic qualities of the flute. I decided to set the piece in two movements, each exploring a different quality.

The first movement - Part One - opens with a cadenza that starts simply and slowly and then gains both speed and complexity. Afte the cadenza, the piano joins the flute and the music settles in to a relaxed and serene theme. As the movement progresses, the music becomes more restless, until finally arriving back at a calm restatement of the opening theme.

Part Two opens with a lively interplay between the flute and piano which then leads to a quick, dance-like theme. Mainly in 6/8, the steady pulse is occasionally interrupted by different meters. The middle section brings a slightly darker theme that has a hint of jazz influence in the melodic and harmonic material. The piece concludes in an energetic mood with lively technical passages for the flute.

Sonata for Flute & Piano was commissioned in 2016 for the National Flute Convention in San Diego

Winner 2017 National Flute Association Newly Published Music Award

Performance duration (approx): 11'00"

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


  1. Part One
  2. Part Two

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Contemporary Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: Forest Glade Music
Publisher's reference: 494-03070
Our Stock Code: 1405866
Media Type: Paperback (17 pages [score])