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Boosey & Hawkes

This elegant and concise sonata was written to celebrate a silver wedding anniversary. It has three contrasting movements:

I. Improvisation - a lyrical and slightly enigmatic introduction to the work.

II. Romanza - a fuller and more spacious movement exploiting the oboe's mid-range. The optional flute is the instrument of the female half of the 'silver' couple.

III. Rondo - a bright presto in 6/8, puntuated by more assertive 3/4 bars. Short passages move (optionally) into the altissimo range.

Also available for soprano saxophone and piano.