This is a piece I've been planning for the last year. It's the final work in my "sonatas for strings" project.
I've had a very difficult last 6 months, health-wise and professionally. It's good now to be able to once more compose and feel productive.
This is the first half of the sonata, which is technically in a single-movement form. In this first half, we get the introduction, the "sonata allegro", followed by the scherzo. It's not very long, a tad under 5 minutes for this part. The entire sonata won't be much longer than 10 minutes.
Now, the piano is from GPO, and it's being played through Finale 2011.
Please let me know if I should remove it, however, as the contrabass solo is NOT a Garritan product.
I HOPE that the upcoming Garritan string library will give us this quality of sound.
I'm including the score, as the opening section might confuse upon first listening! LOL
And the score:
Only after having finished this entire section did I realize I had plagiarized myself! The large part of the main theme is the very same melodic outline as the 2nd movement of my Divertimento for 3 trombones and orchestra. The harmony is completely different, but the melodic outline remains the same. It's always weird when you realize you've copied yourself!