Sonatina in Classical Style

By Thomas McConochie

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Horn and Piano in three movements, c.7'00, grade 5

This horn sonatina is a 21st century composition yet is also faithful to 18th century musical style and horn playing technique. Thus, the piece can be played on either valve horn or natural horn. When played on valve horn, the piece is suitable for intermediate horn player (AMEB Grade 5) and up. Advanced level horn players will also enjoy performing this piece on natural horn.
The sonatina is in classical sonata form. The first movement contrasts a main subject based on a descending tonic chord arpeggio with a second subject that is more lyrical and stepwise. The second movement combines long tones in the horn line with the piano accompaniment moving underneath; the movement is simple and hymn-like in style and harmony. The third movement is a rondo in 6/8 time that will have classically trained horn players feeling right at home!

Composed 2020

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