Sonatina by Arnold Bax (1883-1953). Edited by Marcia Dickstein. For flute and harp. 3 movements. Early 20th Century. Advanced. Duration 18 minutes. Published by Fatrock Ink Music Publishers (FR.076-2031).
A charming three movement work. Similar technical level for both instruments. Not as difficult as the viola/harp Fantasy Sonata. An effective work for this instrumental combination.
Frans van Liere
Location: from Grand Rapids
November 23, 2007
A rewarding piece but awkward page turns
Bax's Sonata is technically challenging for the intermediate flute player, and may even present some technical difficulties for the advanced player. The challenge is more in the lower range (you need a strong pinkie in part III). But generally, the strong melodic lines make this a very rewarding piece. Page...
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