James L. King III’s Sonatina No. 1 is a classical-style sonatina written in the tradition of Beethoven and Clementi.
The first movement is a lively sonata form allegro in C major with the development in A minor, using major, melodic minor and harmonic minor scales. The second movement is a lyrical triple-meter trio in G major
Recital-ready, it’s an ideal preparatory work for the sonatina masterworks by the great classical composers.
Key: C major, G major
Mood: refined, well-mannered
Pedagogy: major, harmonic minor, melodic minor scales; sonata-allegro form; multi-movement work.