Berkeley Sonatina Op 13-Flute and Piano-Schott


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Berkeley Sonatina Op 13-Flute and Piano-Schott

Berkeley Sonatina Op 13-Flute and Piano-Schott

Composer: Lennox Berkeley
Publisher: Schott
Instrumentation: Part 1: Flute Treble Recorder / Part 2: Piano


  1. Moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro moderato

Lennox Berkeley

Berkeley (1903-1989) was a British composer known for his light and vibrant compositions. He pursued his education at Merton College, Oxford, earning a B.A. degree in 1926. In 1927, he went to Paris to study music with Nadia Boulanger, and there became acquainted with Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger and Albert Roussel. Berkeley also studied with Maurice Ravel, often cited as a key influence in Berkeley’s technical development as a composer.

In 1936, Berkeley crossed paths with Benjamin Britten at a music festival, and despite initial reservations, they shared a house in Snape, Suffolk, for a year. This marked the beginning of a profound artistic partnership and lifelong friendship. Their collaboration led to the creation of the orchestral work Mont Juic (1937). Berkeley’s career flourished, and he worked for the BBC during World War II.

Berkeley’s compositions are characterised by their rich melodies and mastery of orchestral texture. Berkeley composed pieces for guitarist Julian Bream and oboist Janet Craxton.

He served as a professor of composition at the Royal Academy of Music from 1946 to 1968 mentoring notable students such as Richard Rodney Bennett and John Tavener. Berkely held the honorary professorship of music at Keele University from 1976 to 1979, and presided over the Cheltenham International Festival of Music from 1977 to 1983. In recognition of his contributions to music, Berkeley was knighted in 1974.

He wrote numerous works for flute as listed below.

Works for Flute by Lennox Berkeley

Concerto for Flute Op.36
Sonata Op.97 for Flute & Piano
Prelude-Intermezzo Final for Flute, violin, viola and piano
Serenade for Flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello
Piece for Flute, clarinet and bassoon.
Trio for Flute, oboe and piano
Four pieces for flute., oboe and piano (ost work)
Suite for Flute or Piccolo, oboe, violin, viola and cello
Concertino Op.49 for Flute, violin, cello, harpischord or piano
Sonatina Op. 13 for flute and piano
Berkeley Three Pieces arranged for Flute and Guitar (Arranged by Adam Pounds)

He also orchestrated Poulenc’s famous flute sonata for solo flute and orchestra.

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