The famous Folia of Corelli was the inspiration for Pholia* for alto recorder and piano. The intent was to provide a modern alternative to the Corelli, which, although composed for the violin, has long been a staple of the recorder repertoire. (The edition for recorder appeared just two years after the original violin version.)
Although not as lengthy (duration: 8:40), the Pholia offers a wider variety of keys, modes, harmonies, textures, and meters than the Corelli. The piano is not subordinate to the recorder in the Pholia; it participates equally in each variation. Performed by Anthony St. Pierre, alto; Larry Green, piano.