Suite for Flute, Violoncello and Harpsichord


Suite for Flute, Violoncello and Harpsichord- (2021)    


A compact suite of seven sections begins in C major, moves through the related domains of E and G, as well as A minor. The opening allegro is made up of simple scales and triadic harmonic as well as melodic gestures.



The mood is broken by an andante visit to the relative minor, structured as a simple ground bass.



The andante yields back to the major tonic, in a simple prestissimo based on scales.



The fast-to-slow alternation is followed, in a 5/8 meter, mostly divided into 3 then 2 per measure. Ornamentation is notated, and the flute solo plays a set of simple scale phrases, 7, 5 and then 3.



The allegro mood returns, again with scalar elements, this time moving through the three domains, as hinted at earlier.



The romp through domains gives way to an adagio mood as the flute and cello follow a similar harmonic scheme/




The final allegro con brio is a fugue, flute and violoncello alternating with harpsichord, as the subject is traded back and forth.



25 pages, circa 13' 15" - an MP3 demo is here: 


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 graphic below for this score.


Suite for Flute, Violoncello and Harpsichord -- full score


Flute part


Violoncello part