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Sonata Ritmico

Sy Brandon
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
10 minutes
Modern classical music
Solo instrument + piano (Tuba)
Instrumental parts

This work was composed for John Hardisky of Temple University. The work is in three movements that are linked together. The first movement is an Allegretto and is in sonata form. It is contrapuntal and syncopated. The second movement is song-like and is in 5/4 meter. A short cadenza links this movement with the third movement that is primarily in 6/8. It also contains syncopation and counterpoint. A cadenza occurs about two-thirds through this movement. After the cadenza, the work builds to an exciting climax. The work is very tonal and uses several modes for its melodic and harmonic material.

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