Sonatina for Flute and Piano

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Sonatina for Flute and Piano

Matthew C. Saunders (2005)


Sonatina for Flute and Piano (2005) The Sonatina for Flute and Piano is the second of a series of woodwind pieces, following a sonatina for bassoon (2003) and preceding sonatinas for clarinet and oboe (2007). After Katria Kuzmowycz performed splendidly in both my Sinfonietta and Martian Dances, I knew I had found an artist for whom I could write a solo piece. The three movements present very different moods and utilize somewhat eclectic compositional techniques. The first movement takes the form of a sinfonia and contrasts a relatively free opening with the highly ordered fugal section which follows, all the while deriving from the same three-note cell. The second movement is meditative and delicate, but builds to an expression of a very different sentiment. The third movement pays tribute to Claude Bolling’s work for flute and jazz piano but ends with a coda inspired by Ian Anderson of the rock group Jethro Tull. The Sonatina for Flute and Piano was first performed on November 13, 2005 in Weigel Auditorium on the campus of the Ohio State University by Katria Kuzmowycz and Lukas Swidzinski. Matthew C. Saunders (b. 1976) has taught music from kindergarten to college in styles from madrigal to mariachi, and strives to make beautiful music for and with captivating people. He has climbed mountains, saved someone’s life, and watched the moon rise over the prairie. He has loved, lost, and loved again; helped friends find salvation, and found it for himself as well; taught genius students, and learned from genius teachers. On the day his son Noah was born, he gave him his first shampoo, and looks forward to teaching him to catch a baseball and ride a bicycle sometime around 2015. His dreams are to walk on Mars, hear a grand piano fall into an orchestra pit, make more people laugh than cry, and love his wife Becky passionately and forever. He plays trombone and is always getting better at playing piano, and in the course of a long, love-filled, productive life, he wants to compose the Great American Symphony, ride the rails, hike the trails, read all of the good books, finally watch The Godfather, and storm the castles in the air. He will never write unlistenable music, stop stargazing or lose money in Vegas. He doesn’t call his mother often enough, but he still tries to do a good turn daily. He is always up for a few hands of euchre or a good game of chess, likely winning the former and losing the latter. Dr. Saunders is chair of the Music Department at Lakeland Community College. Contact Information: Matthew C. Saunders 5980 Marine Parkway Apartment C104 Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44060 (580) 461-1617—matthew@martiandances.com www.martiandances.com


for Katria Kuzmowycz

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  

                                            

                                    

 69   

        

      

  

   

3

   

ff

 

        3

  

ff

3

  

 

 

    

3

3

 

3

3

       

             

         

 

 

3

    

3

        

    

3


Largo (q=48)

1

II.



7

    



                  mp                  

 

       

           

16

   

 

 

     

              

 



 

loco

 

 

  

  

        pp

       

                

    

p cantabile

12

         p            

            p      

             pp        

9

mp









          

 



  



         



                


10 19

 

  

 

 ff 

                       3          3

  

  



 

  

mp

   

 



3

  

                                                       22                          

3

3

mf

 

3

 

        24  

 

3

 

3

3

 

 

 

      ff        27

3

3

3

6

6

 



 



6

  

 

 

 



               

3

               

ff

3

 

6

 

 

3





3

6

6

6

                                

  

3

     

3

 

6

       

 

3

    

 

6 3

 

 


29

   

 6

6

  f

              11    

3

           

     

   32      

    

38

       

          

41

 

  

3

3     



             



 

       

3                      p 3                             pp longingly p               

    

  

   

3

3

3

      pp       

  

              

A tempo

 

      

6

 



p

3

3

3

3

3

      

  

 

  

        



 

 



 

pp



pp tentative

  

 



 

   

  

   

pp

 

 

  

    


12

III.

                                    

1

Moderato, quasi-swing (h=80)

mp

                                 mp                                    

    

                                           

5

                                                                       

    

 

3



3

3

 

                                   mf mp                                             mf p                                  

10

        

15

  

  



                        3        cresc. 3                       

  

 

3

  

  

mf

3


 19                                  3 3 3 3 ff                            f              

13

                                          

23

  

  

     

3

            

      

3

 

 

  



3

                                      3 3 f                                  mf                                                    32                                                                                          27

 

  

3

                   

     

                 


14

3              3 mf 3     3          

36

             3        

 

   

mp

3

3

    

                                3 3 3  3       f             3 f 3          

40

                     

                                                        50    3       

 



mf



mp

 

                                   

                 

 

                              

45

3

 

3

  

                                  f

                                         3          



 

 

  

3

  



ff

  

mp 3

  

f

 

       

   


      

54

 

 pp    

     

                 



 

             

mf

 

              

       

ff

63

68

    

              

 

   

f

 

 

         

 

                                        mp                         

3

3

3

3

3

3

         

f



     

          

f

   

15

3

 

58



3

  

        

3 3              3 3             

f

                            sfz 3

3

3

3

3


16

 Straight 3   3                      3             

73

3

3

3

            3 3   3 3 3 3                            3

3

3

        

78

  

 



84

          

ff brittle, staccato

   

        

        



    

ff

                     

     

     

3

    

        

  

3

e=e

    

3

 

 

   

         



                               



f

  



  

    

p

f

(h=80) Swing          e=e                                           

91

 

 

mp


96

 

17                                

    

f

 

                                      

100

3

 

103

3

3

3

3

     

3

         

 

           

3

 

 

ff

ff

 

  

  



     

f

f

  

 

      

    

   

      p

 

 



 ff     

  

   

                             

107

   p  

     

     


112

                     

   

117

   

                    



     

           

         

          f         f

 

                         

     

 

    



    

                                  

q=184 Straight

 

 



        

122



18

 

 

f wildly, con fuoco

 

     

     f

  

  

  

 

  

   

  

 

                                                                                                 

125


      128                                      molto cresc. ff              

130

 

        

    

ff

  

 

 

  

 

        

                               3  3   3  3  3                    

 

     

    

 

    

    

       

19

  


Flute

for Katria Kuzmowycz

Sonatina for Flute and Piano 

Lento (q=56)

      p

mp

       3

MATTHEW C. SAUNDERS

I.

  3                

mp

p

p

                                           

5

3

            

9

mp

3

      

12

18



3

 

f

 

f 3

mf

3

                                     mp

Allegretto ma non troppo (q=92)



      

 

3

3

       p cresc.

mf

       

        

mp

                     20                     6 6 cantabile 6 f  3        23                                  meccanico f     26                                   ff

f

                       

30

sub p

sub p

Copyright © 2005

f


2

Flute

         

33

  

mf

Freely (q=84)

36

  41

 45

47

 58

          pp                    3

    

 mf



 

mf

            

                     

                 



pp

       

 

accel.

6

6

 

6

Freely (q=84)

ff

Tempo I (q=92)    

          6    

pp

    

  

mp

               

fp

6 6      6     6           ff      64                         

62

p cresc.

                           

68

3

3

3


 70  

              3



ff

71

  

     3

  

3

3

3



            II.

   

p cantabile

  

     

      

                      



3

3

3

Largo (q=48)

 

3

3

1

14

        

Flute





3 3                                       3                                              22               

20

mf 3

24

 

29

3

 

33

 

3

                     3

ff

3

   

3

3

  

 



3

A tempo

3

          3

               3

f

 

3

  p


4

Flute

                           p 3

35

3

3

39

       

42

 

 





pp tentative

    

 3        3

3

 



     





pp

Moderato, quasi-swing (h=80)III.

                                          

1

mp

                                       

5

                                      3 3

9

mf

3

13

    

           

    

     mp

                                             

18

3

cresc.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

                                 

21

ff

3


5  25                                  

Flute

3

29

 33

  

3

3

3

3

f

                                 

                                  



             3       3   3           

37

3

mf

f

      3       51        3

mf

55

 

58

3

3

f

                             

41

3

3

3

  

  

 ff

          mp 3

                  

  

3

3

                 f


6

Flute

                                    

61

mf

3 3 3 3 3                                  

67

f

3 3   3 3 3     3                     

72

e=e                       

76

85

Straight

       



   



    

      ff

            

f

p

f

e=e (h=80) Swing                                           

92

mp

       

96

                   

f

                                    

99

3

3

3

3

3

3

                               

102

3


Flute

p

ff

109

      



                 f

     

 



 

                         

           f

                          

117





 

 

 

 

ff

113

122 q=184 Straight

7

 





  105               

                  

f wildly, con fuoco

                                   

124

126

 128

 130





              

      

                                                              ff

molto cresc.



3

3

3

3

3

  