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Sheet Music: Score

Sonata? : for flute & guitar / by Richard Charlton.

by Richard Charlton (2005)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute, guitar.
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    Performance by Peter Lynch, Jane Rayner from the CD Cloud eight


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Calling a piece a 'Sonata' in this day & age opens it up to so much comparison & pre-defined thinking that I hesitated to name it such, even though it seemed sensible, as there was no extra-musical impetus to its creation.

The first movement exhibits the "sonata structure" but its two themes, though contrasted, stem from the same rhythmic cell. The second movement is basically a song or cantilena and uses some of the darker qualities of the flute's lower register when the guitar introduces its central theme. The last movement, as was common with many sonatas, is in "rondo form" but the subject is in 7/8 giving it a slightly ungainly folk-like feel especially in its last minute 'key changes' at the end.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (13p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Duration: 13 min.

Contents note:

1. Allegro, meno mosso -- 2. Andante espressivo -- 3. Allego animato.

Dedicated to Matthew Marshall, Carol Hohauser

Commissioned by Matthew Marshall for performance by Matthew Marshall, Carol Hohauser.

First performance by Matthew Marshall, Carol Hohauser — 11 Jul 05. 6th Shell Darwin International Guitar Festival, Wesleyan Church, Darwin Botanic Gardens

Includes programme notes.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M-67300-932-5

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