Nick Planas

Composer and musician

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Sonata for Flute and Piano (2014)

This work in three movements was commissioned by my former student Isabelle Ashton, who asked for a work which could be performed for her Diploma, or for auditions. The work uses the extreme ranges of the flute, with some pitch-bending requirements, but does not use microtones - it can be played on open-holed or closed-hole flutes. Overall performance time is just over 13 minutes.

Issy is hoping to make a recording of the Sonata later in 2015; details will be posted here!

The work was reviewed by Zoë Booth in the March 2015 edition of PAN, the British Flute Society's quarterly magazine. She writes: "Nick Planas has written this beautiful sonata to fit well under the fingers of players beyond Grade 8 level... The musical style is contemporary classical – think the appealing tone-world of Ravel or Prokoviev – requiring few extended techniques (a few harmonics, a simple rolling glissando in the second movement and fast double-tonguing) but needing a reliable finger facility at speed across the range of the flute (up to top C#/Db), and attention to dynamic and articulated detail."

I - Allegro con pungiglione (4 minutes 30 seconds)

II - Grave (5 minutes)

III - Rondo Vivace (3 minutes 40 seconds)

These extracts were created using Sibelius 7 Sounds

Front cover of Sonata for Flute and Piano by Nick Planas

ISMN 979-0-9002323-2-8

The music (flute & piano parts) is available directly from this site, for £12.50 including UK post and packing.

Sheet music (including free P&P in UK): £12.50


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