Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (2010), commissioned by cellist, Jacques Wood; in a single movement
In 2009, the Music Department at Central Connecticut State University, where I teach, sponsored a string quartet residency, during which a professional quartet was brought on campus for two days of open rehearsals and a culminating concert. The program was made up entirely of new works by faculty and student composers. The cellist liked my quartet and asked me to write him a sonata for a series of concerts he had in the near future. This became one of the projects completed during my Fall 2010 sabbatical leave.
It is a robust, muscular piece in one movement, but with clearly delineated sections. There is a notable second theme, which has a kind of 19th century sweep of gesture and affect.
Score and part: $18.00