Sonnets by David Uber
For Flute Choir
Published by Alry Publications
Includes score and parts
Part 1: Piccolo
Part 2: C Flute (or Eb Flute)
Part 3: C Flute
Part 4: C Flute
Part 5: C Flute
Part 6: C Flute
Part 7: Alto Flute (or C Flute)
Part 8: Bass Flute (or C Flute)
Excerpt from the Performance Notes:
Sonnets, a four movement work for Flute Choir (1981-82), was conceived to bring out the full spectrum of sound inherent in the modern Flute Choir.
By definition, the word “Sonnet,” derived from the Italian “Sonetto” refers to a fixed verse form consisting of fourteen lines with metrical rhyming. I have loosely used the plural title “Sonnets” as found in the French derivation meaning “little song” or “sound,” and in my composition, expanded and developed themes freely throughout the four movements.
The work was composed specifically for the James Madison University 1982 Flute Choir Composition Contest. My idea was to sketch four contrasting sections and provide as much variety as possible within the framework of the Flute Choir using a contemporary harmonic structure.
— David Uber