Harpsichord Sonata No. 1 (2008)

for harp­si­chord solo
about 8”00
pre­miere Decem­ber 16, 2008
State Uni­ver­sity of New York at Stony Brook, New York

Usu­ally I write music with some sort of pro­gram­matic idea in mind. In the case of this harp­si­chord sonata, I sim­ply wrote music. The harp­si­chord presents chal­lenges for the com­poser: how to vary dynam­ics and tex­ture while main­tain­ing con­ti­nu­ity and momen­tum. These there move­ments, in tra­di­tional fast-slow-fast arrange­ment, are my attempt to bring a mod­ern sonor­ity to the harp­si­chord.
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