The three movements are brief and follow a traditional fast-slow-fast pattern. The first movement is bold and forceful with a strong processional rhythm. The middle movement is a set of variations on a melody that might very be the best melody I’ve ever composed. The final movement is playful and peppy. This piece was salvaged at the end of 2007 after being dumped from my catalog at the turn of the millennium. I dropped the piece because I didn’t think I liked it very much. One decade later I rectified my mistake.
Performed by Keith Koons and Laurent Boukobza
Download the score: Sonatina