Sonate

pour alto et piano

(couverture de Sonate)
  • excerpts .pdf (1.25 MB)
  • sheet music pour alto et piano
  • ISMN 979-0-2318-0026-5
  • 21 x 29.7 cm
  • stapled booklet
  • 21 pages
  • 98 g
  • Publisher : Symétrie
  • Public price t. incl. : €15.00

Jean-Pierre Sciau, in this beginning of the 21st century, is enriching the repertoire for viola with a sonata in its primitive form in 4 movements.

Refering to the masters of the Enlightenment, he thus perpetuates the so-called “da chiesa” sonata and writes a first movement in the tradition, an adagio with an accompaniment close the the continuo bass. No doubt inspired by Gerswhin, Jean-Pierre Sciau pays him a tribute distilling a quotation of Porgy and Bess in the bars 19 and 20.

The Rondo, traditionally the third movement of a sonata, is named Maestoso, and consists of a chorus with two verses.

A Divertimento follows, playing the role of the Minuet or the Scherzo, a 3/8 with an alert and refined writing, carrying away the interpreters in the dark tonality of B flat minor, confirmed by a rhythmic ostinato, unchanged until the end of the movement.

Finally, Jean-Pierre Sciau revives the baroque form, thanks to a French dance, a “Gaillarde” at a traditionally very fast tempo.

Jacques Borsarello
(translation Philippe Do)

Bowing and fingering of the viola part are from Jacques Borsarello.

© SYMÉTRIE 1999-2017. All rights reserved. Any unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited. Page updated on December 20th, 2016

SYMÉTRIE books and music sheet publishing

...