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Sonata 5 for piano : Full circle / Don Kay.
by Don Kay (2008)
This work, like my first piano sonata, is composed in the
traditional three movements of fast, slow, fast and, as in my
first sonata, has no break between the 2nd and 3rd movements.
I've sub-titled the work full circle as it alludes to
circling back to its beginning by virtue of some cross
referencing between movements and concluding with brief quotes
from the very openings of both the 2nd and 1st movements in that
order. An alternative technique to suggest the circling idea
could have involved structuring a complete palindrome, but this
work's intuitive language rather lent itself more to
Quite early in the process of composing the finale, I spontaneously quoted the opening phrase of the harvest hymn Come, ye faithful people, come. I then realised this phrase sounded an appropriate, possibly recognisable symbol of positive assertion at that point, so, thereafter, included it in the general fabric of the material.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (27p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 18 mins
I - with a sense of urgency and instability -- II - calm and tender -- III - with lively anticipation.
Dedicated to Michael Kieran Harvey
Includes program note.
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