Sonata for Flute No. 1 (2018)
Sonata for Flute No. 1 draws inspiration from various sources:
I. Mysteriously: The first movement is loosely inspired by Brahms' Clarinet Sonata in F Minor and the long melodic lines and wide intervallic leaps found in that work. Irish folk music was another influence, and a jig-like section followed by a brief cadenza leads us into a Stravinsky-esque, technical section. After a brief moment of tranquility in the form of a slow jazz passage, the movement ends with a recap of the original thematic material.
II. Romantically: The second movement of mixes elements reminiscent of Beethoven and the film music of Hollywood Western movies, specifically scores by Ennio Morricone.
III. Aggressively: The last movement is an aggressive tour de force finale which constantly switches between ideas but always ends up coming back to the repeated two quarter-note flutter-tongued motive before coming to a joyous conclusion
Duration: 11 minutes
Format: PDF score and solo part, reference WAV recording
Copyright © 2018 Ian Lester