Sonata for Flute and Harp in C flat major -
i. Giocoso [ 4 pages, circa 1' 30" ]
This sonata is composed in the natural key of the orchestral harp, and
nowhere in the four movement work is there to be found a single accidental
outside the key signature. The giocoso is simply a sweet romp through
the tonic major.
ii. Lirico [ 2 pages, circa 1'
The lyric second movement is a song form, with the flute essaying an
arabesque above the harp's theme.
iii. Quasi improviso [ 2 pages, circa 2' 15" ]
This seeming improvisation is in the relative A flat minor, the harp
carrying forward a rudimentary ground bass over which the flute offers its
iv. Rondo piccolo [ 4 pages, circa 1' 45" ]
The final movement is a little rondo of four episodes between the statements
of the theme, allowing the flute to soar to its upper octaves. Each episode
is different in the manner of the rondo form, and each is of varying length.
[Total duration - 12 pages, circa 7' 00" ]
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial
performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement
with the composer. Click on the graphics below for this complete full score
and separate flute part.
Sonata for Flute and Piano in C flat major