For Flute and Piano
by Samuel Adler
Chamber Music - Sheet Music

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Chamber Music flute, piano

SKU: PR.114412870

For Flute and Piano. Composed by Samuel Adler. Set of Score and Parts. With Standard notation. 32+8 pages. Duration 14 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-41287. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114412870).

ISBN 9781491109663. UPC: 680160551019. 9 x 12 inches.

Commissioned by the Juilliard School of Music and premiered at the NFA convention on August 11, 2006 by the marvelous flutist Carol Wincenc, Adler’s new Sonata is a three-movement affair that begins “fast, agitated and rhythmic” from the start. A concert level work from one of the most honored composers of his generation.
The Sonata for Flute and Piano was commissioned for the 100th anniversary of the Juilliard School and is dedicated to Carol Wincenc who premiered the work in New York City September 14th 2005.  It was written in the fall of 2004 and is in three movements.When I was asked to write this work for the Juilliard anniversary I was reminded of my early college days when my classmates and I played chamber music every single day for hours.  I recalled the wonderful feelings of making music, discovering the great and inspiring literature of that genre, and being transformed by the beauty of music from Baroque to the latest creations.  That spirit returned to me in the writing of this work.  I hope that it will exude with the spirit of excited music making.The first movement is entitled “Dialogue” and explores the idea of two equal partners engaged in constant dialogue.  At times the piano leads the conversation and the flute follows with its reply and at other times the roles are reversed.  It is characterized by a constant flow of energy.The second movement “Meditation” is a contrast to the first movement and allows each player to have moments of meditation and reflection.  It is a very short piece that ends after a very brief cadenza by the flute.The third movement entitled “Scherzo Finale” sees a return of the energy of the first movement only this time in the spirit of a Waltz which relentlessly and tirelessly weaves it all to a rousing ending.  The work is 14 minutes in length.—Samuel Adler.

  • I. Dialogue
  • II. Meditation
  • III. Scherzo- Finale