Sonata for Flute and Piano (2018)
1. Flute Salad
2. Cookie Waltz
for Mary Palchak
I. Flute Salad The main theme is from my tune collection entitled Songs for the Rishi Ganesh which consists of catchy “pop” melodies that I thought might bear working out in a classical setting.
II. Cookie Waltz is developed from on one the very ﬁrst compositions I set to paper, written as a class assignment when I was 18, entitled Mookwipps #1 & 2.
III. Jigsaw is based on the contrasting middle section of the very same Mookwipps.
Its name plays on the Gigue — or Jig — because it is in 3/4 time.