Clementi Sonatina in F Op. 36 No. 4 2nd mvt (public domain) with added flute line



As a flute & piano teacher, every now and then one comes across a piano solo that seems to be crying out for a flute line. I often teach my piano students who are preparing their practical AMEB piano exam programmes, the piano sonatinas by Italian composer Clementi. I could always hear the melodies over the top of the piano, so eventually works like this one have resulted. The piano student who often works alone, finds great satisfaction in their piece becoming a piano accompaniment as well. The challenge of working in ensemble with another musician provides an often neglected aspect to the piano player’s musical education. I would even go so far as to suggest Clementi would be pleased with this collaboration over the centuries.

Even thought the 1st & 3rd movements of this sonatina (Opus 36 No. 4) are in F major, this 2nd movement is in the sub-dominant key of Bb major, as was common practice. As with most slower pieces, the flute player should concentrate on a well focused tone and accurate intonation. I have included an extra bar at the beginning to help cue in the flute player working with the backing track provided in the zip folder.

sample audio


sample sheet music

Level of Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

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