John P. Zdechlik
II.Adagio (w/cadenza) (5:09)
The Sonata for Flute and Piano follows the classical three movement design: the first movement is in sonata form, the second ternary, and the third is in rondo form. The harmonic idiom of all three movements is twentieth century. The first movement is rather modal and pastoral in feeling. The second is the most dissonant movement and is quite introspective. The finale has a distinct jazz flavor due to its rhythmic and harmonic content. The piano part is an integral part of the work throughout. It carries the theme much of the time and also serves as an accompaniment to the flute.