Sonata for Flute and Piano by Srul Irving Glick
Piano score and flute part
Duration: c. 15:25
Commissioned in 1983 for McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario by flutist Suzanne Shulman, on a grant from the Laidlow Foundation.
The Sonata is in five continuous sections and its basic tone is optimistic, with a predominantly exuberant and joyous mood. The prelude, interlude, and postlude are improvisatory in character, with much of the same material being developed throughout these sections. The conclusion of the work uses a traditional Hebraic chant for the Jewish New Year based on the words “God reigned, reigns, and will reign for ever and ever.”