The Sonata is in three movements, designed in the great tradition of late 19th century instrumental sonatas. The first movement is a swirling Allegro, tuneful and exciting, with the flute sweeping and soaring over a lilting piano accompaniment. The second movement explores the song-like quality that the flute so often possesses. The final movement is a virtuosic display of exhilarating yet playful motives, highlighting the dazzling technical capabilities of the flute. It culminates in a heroic finale.