Sonata in C Major, K.296, by W. A. Mozart
Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by John W. Pratt
Alto Flute Part, PDF $6.99
Mozart composed K.296 in 1778 under the same creative impulse as the other Mannheim violin sonatas, K.301‒306, but published it later, in 1781, with five other three-movement sonatas. He dedicated it to his Mannheim landlord's 15-year old daughter, Therese-Pierron Serrarius, who perhaps inspired the turns lightening the opening fanfares, quick trills in the first theme, and contrasting textures and sparkling interplay between the instruments in the first movement. The second movement is a beautiful arietta with wonderful opportunities for the alto flute to both present and accompany the melody. In the concluding Rondo, in sonata-rondo form, the instruments repeatedly swap the theme and much of the episodic material. ―J. W. Pratt
For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and their alto flute transcriptions, please read the Mozart’s Mannheim Sonatas article written by Mr. Pratt; the article was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.
Alto Flute part, 7 pages; Total, 10 pages.