Composer
ARNOLD
Title
Sonata Op121
Instrumentation
flute, piano
Publisher
Faber Music
Grade
3+
Product Code
01F111563201

Sonata Op121 composed by Malcolm Arnold
Written for Flute and Piano
Includes score and parts

"The are so many works for flute which are solely vehicles for instrumental viruosity that I have attempted to write a piece where the musical element is more to the fore. Although this is a virtuoso work with a particular virtuoso in mind, as are all my solo pieces, it endeavours to be as interesting musically as I can possibly make it. I hope I have succeeded in this without being dull. Over the past several years I have tended to write in free fantasy form, with the exception of my Seventh Symphony and Second String Quartet. I have chosen the sonata form for this piece because there is such a lot of music in free forms for the flute. It is a sonata in the sense of a violin sonata, or a piano sonata. It is in three movements, and was completed in January 1977. The sonata is dedicated to James Galway." - Malcolm Arnold 

Contents: 
Movements: 
I. Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Maestoso con molto ritmico

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