Sonatine (originally titled "Concert Piece") was written for the flutist Rosanne Santucci. This single-movement work has characteristics of the sonata form, with two contrasting themes: the first, graceful and lithe in the upper range, and the second making use of the velvety lower range of the flute. After the exposition of the themes follows a development section and then a recapitulation. Key relationships (in the traditional tonic-dominant axis) are replaced in favor of varying "scale-colors," and the second theme returns in the recap using the scale-color of the first theme. This piece is available through Theodore Presser.


Mattie Greathouse, flute

Recorded live August 9, 2014 at the National Flute Association Convention, Chicago, IL