|Piano Sonata Nº 2|
|composer:||Nancy Galbraith (2017)|
|length:||3 movements, 17:30 minutes|
|publisher:||Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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|world premiere:||9 June 2017
Eric Fung, piano
Lebanon Valley College, Anneville, Pennsylvania
|program notes:||"Piano Sonata No 2" was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association for their State Conference in June 2017 at Lebanon Valley College. It was premiered by pianist Eric Fung.|
|composer's notes:||Movement 1 of the sonata is infused with American-sounding harmonies and syncopated, dancing rhythms. Movement 2 was written during a time of great personal tragedy and loss. Although not specifically programmatic, the atmosphere of melancholy and longing are present. Movement 3 is a frolicking scherzo. Following a playful, staccato 7/8 section, the movement ends with a flourish as in the beginning. —NG|
|comments:||"The first movement is full of rhythmic wonders (I particularly love playing the 'swing' section). The beautiful second movement explores a palette of tonal colors from the instrument; and, the grand finale is simply exuberant!" —Eric Fung|
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