Composer
AVERITT
Title
Sonata for Flute and piano
Instrumentation
flute, piano
Publisher
Little Piper
Grade
3+
Product Code
01P14000FPA3

Sonata for Flute and Piano (1992) by William Averitt

I. Moderato
II. Tombeau
III. Caccia con Brio
IV. Song and Dance

The first movement, Moderato, is a sonata structure modeled directly on the opening movement of Beethoven's Op109 piano sonata. The second movement, Tombeau, is a slow movement whose opening, perhaps, recalls the elegantly ornamented music of the French baroque and some of the transverse flute's earliest repertoire. Caccia con Brio is a scherzo named for the composer's wildly active fox terrier. The concluding Song and Dance is actually two movements: a blues connected without pause to a ragtime.

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