For Flute solo and piano
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'Song of Pan', for flute and piano.
This sonata for flute and piano, in three movements, is about the goat god Pan from Greek mythology.
1. 'The Mischief maker'
This first movement concerns Pan as a mischief maker, as a mischievous dweller in the woods.
He also came to be looked upon as the God of 'woodland jollity', of herds and flocks , of
fertility and of country life in general.
2. 'Song of Syrinx'
Syrinx is the nymph that fled from Pan and turned into a reed. Pan consoled himself at his loss by cutting reeds to make himself a musical instrument; Panpipes.
3. 'The Shepherds Diety'.
Pan was also a shepherds diety, the protector of flocks who made goats and ewes fertile