Horn Sonata No. 3 - 1st. Movement:Dance - Maestoso/Allegro

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This is the first movement of the third of my horn sonatas. It begins with a crotchet theme which forms the basis of the rest of the movement.

The opening should be stately and measured, but not slow. The echoes should be as quiet as possible for each statement of the opening motif.

I have made a lot of use of rhythmic features in this movement. After the Maestoso, the 12/8 section is in the nature of a jig, with lots of repeated pirches and very rhythmical There's much use of syncopation. After I have played around with these ideas (intervals based on the opening) there is a more legato tune, also based on the opening music, but in a grander style and marked nobilmente. This is almost a processional, and leads to a reprise of the jig motifs in a new mode and with modifications to the rhythm.

Score ID
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Solo instrument (Horn in F)
Modern classical music

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