James L. King III’s Sonatina No. 2 follows the tradition of the classical-style sonatinas written by Beethoven and Clementi.
The first movement in this sonatina is a lively sonata-form in G major with the development in E minor. The second movement is a brisk 6/8 tarantella in D minor.
Recital-ready, this piece is a wonderful crowd-pleaser.
Key: G Major/D minor
Mood: lively, brisk, engaging
Pedagogy: fingering; harmonic minor, melodic minor scales; sonata-allegro form; multi-movement work.