James L. King III’s Sonatina No. 3 is part of a continuing collection of compositions that follow the tradition of classical-style sonatinas.
The first movement in this sonatina is a lively sonata-form in F major with the development in D minor. The second movement is a moderately slow 6/8 trio in C major with trills.
Recital-ready, this two-movement piece will be enjoyed by students, teachers, and audiences who like the sounds of Clementi and Kuhlau, but want something fresh.
Key: F major, C major
Mood: lively, then sweet.
Pedagogy: sonata-allegro form; scales; fingering, dynamics, trills, multi-movement work.