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Piano Sonatina (LIVE)


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A short piece in three movements for solo piano. This is a live, in-concert performance.

Movement 1 begins at 0:00
Movement 2 begins at 1:35
Movement 3 begins at 3:11

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nice notes 5/5 stars

BenTibbetts responds:


every note is spot on and it's an amazing new masterpeice!

BenTibbetts responds:

Thank you!

Wonderful performance and masterful use of sonata form, Ben! The proportions lend themselves very nicely to repeating the development/recap section. Love the little details like accented 2nd beats at the close of the exposition, as well as slightly varied recapitulation. Textbook example of sontata form and all it can do.

2nd movement sounds very "Tibbetts", with a graceful use of ornamentation and organic modal mixture. Great contrast from the first movement. Only thought here is that the very "classical" dominant V7 chord to cadence into the 3rd movement feels a bit out of place to my ears. Have you considered perhaps using a dominant a 9th or 11th to give a bit more color to the sound? I feel like that might work better contextually. Something to think about, anyway.

3rd movement -- love that modal mixture at the start, fresh harmonic sequences. Very tight, coherent design. Ending felt a bit abrupt; have you thought of adding a bit more time before the last chord? I could hear 2 or 3 beats here; or perhaps a fermata on the rest so the performer can decide.

Again, great music and performance. This is one of the greatest study pieces in sonata form I've come across. Is sheet music available? Would love to use this with my students.

BenTibbetts responds:

Thank you very much, David! I think your suggestions are spot on; I'll make those changes and send you a PDF.

This is wonderful. Each note distinction is clear and flows beautifully.

BenTibbetts responds:

Thanks very much.

Simply magnificent and beautiful, thank you for making such good music :)

BenTibbetts responds:

Thank you! :)

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4.78 / 5.00

Jul 13, 2017
4:51 PM EDT
File Info
11.2 MB
4 min 54 sec

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