Tune of the Day: Monologue III by Paul Merkus
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.