Nice’n Easy Piano Music

Book 8

A Selection of Your First Sonatinas

Book I

with CD

This book contains a collection of the most beautiful and in many cases rare little sonatinas, which are quite easy to play.
Sonatina is the diminutive form of sonata, which means a "little sonata". Sonata origianally means a piece "played" (Latin: sonare = to sound) as opposed to Cantata a piece "sung" (cantare = to sing).
The CD, enclosed, should be a great help in assisting students to achieve the required style

To get to know a little bit more about the period when the composers lived, you will find short biographies and a map of the relevant countries, towards the back of this album of their time.

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Contents of the 22 Sonatinas

Look at the underlined pages (pdf):                        Listen to:
Attwood    Sonatina G major

Vanhal         Sonatina op. 41 I C major p. 4            Track 2  1st movement
                   Sonatina op. 41 II F major

Duncombe Sonatina C major

Wilton       Sonatina C major

André        Sonatina op. 34 No. I C major            
                 Sonatina op. 34 No. II A minor p.16   Track 14  1st movement 
                 Sonatina op. 34 No. III G major
                 Sonatina op. 34 No. IV C major
                 Sonatina op. 34 No. V F major          
                 Sonatina op. 18 No. I C major
                 Sonatina op. 18 No. II F major                                                                            

Camidge         Sonatina C major
Cimarosa       Sonata G maior  p. 36                        Track 28
                      Sonata G minor
                      Sonata A minor
Clementi        Sonatine C major

Dussek           Sonatina G major p. 46                      Track 34  1st movement 

Beethoven      Sonatina G major

Mozart           Sonatina C major

Kuhlau            Sonatina op. 20 Nr.1 C major

Haydn             Sonatina G major p. 66                    Track 43  1st movement