Sonata in A minor, Op.105, by Robert Schumann
Transcribed for Alto Flute (and Piano) by John W. Pratt
Alto Flute Part, PDF $8.99
Sonata in A Minor, Opus 105, was the first of two violin sonatas composed by Robert Schumann in 1851. The first movement has a gentle melody very well suited to the alto flute and the kind of flowing piano accompaniment and overlapping harmonies one finds in much of Schumann's chamber music. The Allegretto, with its hesitations and shifting moods and motifs, is also well suited to the alto flute. The restless final movement is exciting and effective (and a workout for both players) whatever solo instrument is used. The range and dynamics of Schumann's violin part, as well as its character, fit the alto flute's nature and capabilities beautifully. We provide our alto flute transcription of the violin part; the piano score and original violin part are available elsewhere in the public domain as free pdf downloads (click on the link).
Alto Flute part, 9 pages of music; Total, 12 pages.