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Sonata No. 1 in G Minor

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

I am currently in the process of finishing my first sonata, composed in G minor. The stagnant theme of the third movement has been stuck in my head for years now. I have old manuscripts dating back to 2018 of the same melody. I'm really excited to see how the piece will come along. I'm glad that I am finishing it now as opposed to when I first thought of the theme. My musical maturity has changed drastically over the past couple of years. Although it is plausible that I will look back at this version of myself years later and conceive the same thought as I am doing right now, I do not want to put off this sonata for much longer. In terms of progress, I have finished the first and third movements and am now notating the second movement. I have the majority of the second movement in my head already, but I'm wondering if I could expand on it more. The first and third movements together add up to about 20 minutes in length. With all three movements, I believe it'll be around 25 minutes long. I haven't been sleeping much lately - my bedtime has been 9 AM for the past few days. Balancing 28 credits with composing a complete sonata is rather difficult. I think it is worth it though. I want this sonata to evoke true passion within the performer and listener.


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