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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sonatina for any brass or woodwind instrument - Movement 1

This is the first movement of an unaccompanied sonata is being composed for a commissioning consortium where participants contribute a small amount to make the piece happen. While this version is for euphonium, I will be creating a version for each participant's instrument. For more information, visit http://cooppress.net

This movement follows the traditional sonata form. The first theme starts at measure 1 and goes through measure 10. 11 to 19 serves as a transition to the second theme. The second theme goes from 20 - 35. Measure 36 begins the short development section. A motive from the 2nd theme is first developed by adding a repeated sixteenth note figure to the 3 note rising motive. Part of the transition is also developed during this section. The recapitulation occurs at measure 58 with some slight variations from exposition. The language is tonal with wandering tonalities. Your comments are always welcomed.

Dr. B

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