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Pocket-Size Sonata No. 2

Composer: Alec Templeton

Publisher: Shawnee Press

$10.00

Movement/Section Duration: 7
I. Moderato (and Mellow) 3
II. Menuetto: Andante gone moto 2.75
III. Allegretto: Quasi cool 1.25
  • This edition consists of a piano score and solo clarinet part.

    Alec Andrew Templeton (1909 – 1963) was a Welsh composer and pianist.  The Pocket-Size Sonata No. 2 was written in 1959.  Like the Pocket-Size Sonata No. 1, it is inspired by aspects of blues and jazz musical styles.  The first movement is a quasi-blues, with the clarinet's constant triplets rolling off the steady, plodding beat in the piano.  Templeton's fondness for stylistic "mash-up" peeks through in the central "Minuet" movement, which sprinkles the classical dance style with generous doses of syncopation and jazz colors.  The majority of off-beats, however, is reserved for the lively final movement.

    Aside from a handful of glissandos and some accents, the music is largely void of expressive markings; particularly because of the large amount of repeated material, there are plenty of opportunities for clarinettists to add their own personal touches to make this work effective.  The relatively modest and approachable technical demands make the Pocket Size Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 popular choices for growing clarinettists to engage with the jazz/blues idiom.  The outer movements are in B♭ major key signatures, and the middle movement is in E♭ major.  Time signatures are 4/4 and 3/4, and the highest pitch is an altissimo F6.

    The score has a transposed clarinet part, so it is possible to read directly.

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  • Pages: 4

    Pages (score): 10


    Publisher Code: LA0059

    UPC: 747510020578

    ISBN:

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    Length: 27.9 cm

    Width: 21.5 cm

    Thickness: 0.157 cm


    Weight: 74 g