“Popular music for piccolo!”
This is Piccolo Sonata full of contrasts. The first movement is a bouncy 7/8 full of life and vigour, the second a reflective slow movement with the direction 'sorrowing'. A solo cadenza leads into a playful closing movement. Great for concerts and auditions, this is sure to be very popular.
From the Publisher
John La Montaine's Sonata for Piccolo and Piano, Op. 61, was commissioned by the National Flute Association as the required piece for the First Biennial Piccolo Artist Competition in 1993. The premiere took place later that year at the 21st Annual National Convention of the National Flute Association in Boston. This edition, newly engraved in 2017, corrects many of the errata of the previous edition, in addition to addressing the page layout and formatting needs of the performers.
Finalist, NFA 2018 Newly Published Music, Flute and Piano Category
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).