3 kleine Sonaten (3 Little Sonatas)
Composed by Louis Drouet (1792-1873)
For flute and piano
Edited by Nikolaus Delius
Realization of the piano part by Gottfried Bach
Published by Schott
An 19th century admired flautist, he was also a composer, conductor or choirs and orchestras, along with a director of operas. These little sonatas appear at the end of the third section of his Method for flute. Originally written as either solo flute with keyboard accompaniment or solo flute with flute accompaniment, this new edition combines the keyboard and second flute part together. This was a new idea at the time, to break away from duo playing as training through imitation and reinforcement and moving to combining methodical tuition with musical entertainment. Each sonata starts with two triads.
Sonata No. 1 is in C major, and the movements are Allegro, Adagio, Menuetto Allegro and Finale Allegretto.
Sonata No. 2 is in a, and the movements are Allegro moderato, Cantabile, Rondeau Allegretto.
Sonata No. 3 is in F, and the movements are Allegro maestoso, Largo and Allegretto.