Prelude and Fughetta by Stanley M. Hoffman
Written for Alto flute and Organ
Includes score and part
As is the case with a good number of my recent tonal instrumental works, this piece deals with a friendly tug – of – war between diatonic and chromatic music. The theme one hears in both the Prelude and the Fughetta is based on letters from the name of the flute player who commissioned this work, Peter Sheridan. The Fughetta is far from strict in terms of fugal rules. It is more of an imitative fantasia than anything else.
– Stanley M. Hoffman