Sheet Music: Monologue III

TitleMonologue III
Opus numberOp. 48, No. 3
ComposerPaul Merkus (1961—)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG minor
RangeC#4–G6
Time signature4/4
Tempo105 BPM
Performance time3:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2019-12-03
Last updated2019-12-10
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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Tune of the Day: Monologue III by Paul Merkus

for solo flute

Today's piece is a new contribution from our guest composer, Paul Merkus. It is an extension of Op. 48, which also includes the first “Monologue I” and second “Monologue II” for flute solo.

This third “Monologue III” is of a more static nature (as indicated by the “Andante solenne”) than its two predecessors. It consists of three parts, starting with a low theme that gradually builds up to become more vigorous, followed by a milder middle section with richer figures. In the reprise, the theme leads to more richness, and an even higher climax is reached (as a sort of encore), followed by a deep dip. Finally, a short epilogue brings the flute back up to its high register.