Peter Hope's new Recorder Sonata is the most substantial of his growing body of work for the recorder published by Forsyth. A perfect recital piece for intermediate to advanced players.
A superb new Recorder Sonata written for John Turner, acknowledging Turner's encouragement 'of the composition of many new works for recorder written in a wide variety of musical styles’.
The introspective, then lyrical, opening Fantasia benefits from a rich, romantic sounding piano accompaniment, followed by a melodious Threnody. The last movement is a technically challenging ‘moto perpetuo.’ The soloist must play both treble and tenor recorders during a brief interlude, whilst the coda played on the descant recorder. It is a movement infused by jazz, a hornpipe and sheer vibrancy of rhythm and melody.