Composing a Sonata

Dr. Justin Henry Rubin © 2005


C. Recapitulation

5. Restatement of First Theme.  Employing idiomatic pianistic devices, we have doubled the first theme in octaves and re-voiced some of the supporting chords to encourage a fuller resonance of the harmonics. Regardless of these largely cosmetic changes, the theme is otherwise presented verbatim.

6. Recapitulation of the Second Theme.  Another short transition leads to a final statement of the second theme, this time in the tonic. Completing the passage is the closing theme, as well transposed to c minor.

7. Complete Piece. In keeping with Classical practice, the exposition is repeated in the final version of our sonata. However, perhaps because of its brevity, we may also call it a sonatina.

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