Posted By : cheungpius
Piece Title : Classical Sonata
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Cheung, Pius
Composer / Arranger Details:

As one of today`s most promising marimbists and composers, Mr. Cheung has captivated audiences with performances of compositions by contemporary composers, his own compositions, and arrangements of the classics, most notably Bach`s Goldberg Variations. His debut album of the Goldberg Variations is the first and only recording of the work on marimba. The album has received critical acclaim and has aired on CBC Radio in Canada and National Public Radio in the U.S.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Pius Cheung
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Pius Cheung
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Publisher :Pius Cheung
Publishers Website
Publisher Details :

This piece is published direct by Pius Cheung. For more details and to buy a score, please visit his website.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2007 /  2007
Duration :23Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :N/A
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Classical Sonata (for solo marimba) began as a composition exercise to write in the style of Beethoven. Needless to say, this work can in no way be compared to the genius of Beethoven. It is merely my humble tribute as a composer and marimbist to one of the greatest geniuses in the history of music. Structurally, this piece follows the traditional sonata form, which of course is one of the biggest trademarks of the era. The work is in four movements. First, in sonata-allegro form; Second, is slow, singing, and elegant; Third*, a short scherzo; Fourth, also in sonata-allegro form with a short glimpse of the first movement in the middle. The entire work is about 23 minutes long. * The Third movement was added after the premiere of the work, where I performed it in a special tribute concert held by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra.

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