Sonata for Wind Trio (Capers)


Composer: Roma Cafolla
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe and Bassoon
SKU: FM513 Categories: ,


The 1st Movement is essentially a discourse between the instruments with each highlighting the theme. It’s an attempt to capture the trust required and the empathy needed to enjoy chamber music. Initially, this piece was written for the bassoonist Chris Vale and his trio New Horizons. The 2nd Movement features a simple melody which is embellished and shared by all players. The theme meanders through different keys before returning to C major. The bassoon maintains a steady rhythm throughout, and ends with semiquaver scale passages before a final diminuendo. The 3rd Movement a repeated motif throughout, and is a joyous evocation of an hilarious musical party. It features the bassoon and uses the maximum articulation of all the instruments. The last stanza (marked stringendo) challenges each player to contribute to the headlong rush culminating in the final unison.

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