This elegant and concise sonata was written to celebrate a silver wedding anniversary. It has three contrasting movements:
I. Improvisation - a lyrical and slightly enigmatic introduction to the work.
II. Romanza - a fuller and more spacious movement exploiting the oboe's mid-range. The optional flute is the instrument of the female half of the 'silver' couple.
III. Rondo - a bright presto in 6/8, puntuated by more assertive 3/4 bars. Short passages move (optionally) into the altissimo range.
Also available for soprano saxophone and piano.