Sheet Music: Sonatinine

TitleSonatinine
Opus numberOp. 44 No. 2 p. 1
ComposerPaul Merkus (1961—)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyF major
RangeD4–F6
Time signature2/2
Tempo56 BPM
Performance time1:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2022-02-09
Last updated2022-02-13
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Saturday 26 February 2022

Tune of the Day: Sonatinine by Paul Merkus

for flute and piano

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”.