Denver Sonatina - Keith Snell
Denver Sonatina composed by Keith Snell. For solo piano. Neil A. Kjos Piano Library. Intermediate. Music book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GP439).
This attractive sonatina is not only a delight to hear, but a joy to play. With his feet firmly planted in late-18th century sonata form, the composer integrates mid-19th century harmonies to create a refreshing and masterful tribute to this ever important genre. The Denver Sonatina is in two movements: the first movement in sonata-allegro form, and the second in rondo form. It is especially designed for intermediate level students (comparable in difficulty to the Clementi Sonatinas Op. 36, Nos. 2 and 3) and has only very few reaches to the octave. The name "Denver" has no musical connotations; rather, the piece is named for the location of its premier.
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