-Orr- Piano Sonata in G Minor

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I've been reluctant to submit pieces that I've written for studying purposes, because I've found that the audience at Newgrounds tends to enjoy more modern film-esque tracks. I am pretty deep into both (what I consider) left and right sides of music. Here's is a look at my personal studies.

Here is the first movement to my piano sonata in G minor. It's quite fiery, and I consider it to be a cross between the styles of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff with some modern streaks swirled into the mix. Regardless, the form is quite standard- the only modification I've made is in the recapitulation. Bonus points to whoever can name what I've done to change the form!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sonata form, it is (essentially) an A B A form piece, where the B section develops themes from the A section. The B section (development) beings at 1:30, and the final A' section (recapitulation) occurs at 3:26, for anyone who gets lost!

As always, reviews are much appreciated, especially reviews that are constructive. As much as I love a compliment, I'd prefer any constructive suggestions if you have them to offer!


I've always enjoyed classical pieces in minor key, especially G minor. I've been teaching myself how to play piano for 1 1/2 years, and I find your music quite helpful for improving myself. This song helped me expand my talent the most. I was able to play 3 of my original compositions during school concerts. Thank you very much for deciding submit this piece!

as a lover of classical music i can understand you hesitation. I am glad you decided to upload it anyway.

Classy. Dramatic. Peaceful. My kind of music.


Are you the one playing the piano? If so, your really good. It's a great piece.


how, oh HOW does your stuff not reach the front page... should be over a 4 for sure. anyways, your stuff is brililant :D keep it up!

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3.95 / 5.00

Apr 6, 2009
11:58 PM EDT
File Info
4.8 MB
5 min 14 sec

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