Tune of the Day: Sonatinine by Paul Merkus
Today's piece was kindly contributed to our collection by guest composer Paul Merkus.
This “Sonatinine” for flute and piano is based on a piece for piano solo of the same name, written for my daughter, who was 11 years old at the time. I had promised to compose a piano piece for her, but I found it difficult to determine what she would be able to play then, after having had piano lessons for only a few years. But when she was studying a typical “sonatina” by Muzio Clementi, I knew what to make. The result is a piece that is even smaller than a sonatina, hence the name “Sonatinine”. Later, I rearranged this piano piece for flute and piano.
The second part of this “Sonatinine” has been previously published as “Romance”.