Music Theory and Composition : Music Theory and Composition

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Sonata in C Major – Info

Sonata in C Major is a contemporary music composition by instrumental composer Don Rath Jr. Structured loosely in the sonata form this piece offers an interesting mix of the strings and some woodwind instruments.

Sonata in C Major – Info

Title – Sonata in C Major

AwardSonata in C Major has won placement as a Commended Entry in the 2008 UK International Songwriters competition. There were over 6,000 entrants in the Classical Music genre for this contest.

mp3 clip – Sonata In C Major

Lyrics – Instrumental

Credits

Lyric Credits – Instrumental

Music credits – Don Rath Jr

Producer Credits – Don Rath Jr

Engineering Credits – Don Rath Jr / “Big Al” Allen Wagner

Publisher Credits – StringTunes

Performance Credits – EWQLSO Gold Pro

Label Credits – StringTunes

Description

Track number – 8 on the CD Heart Strings

Short Description

Sonata in C Major is an award winning, relaxing piece with a unique sound and multiple rhythmic beats.

Long description

Chronology – 3/22/06

Duration – 4:48

Time signature – 4/4

Key – C Major

Tempo – Andante

Number of measures – 72

Instrumentation – Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Piccolo, Shakuhachi, Violin & Cello

Message

This piece was inspired in a dream. Light and airy with a memorable melody line.

Dedication

Native Americans, the Cherokee People

Story behind the song

Sonata in C Major was written early in the morning after awakening from a pleasant dream. Sometimes music just comes and this is the case here. It was written in about 20 minutes time. Integration of instruments from the woodwind family added pleasant color and added dimension to this piece. At first I didn’t think it was finished and I was not expecting it to come out as a modification of the strict sonata form used in classical music composition. I never expected Sonata in C Major to rank well in an International Songwriting contest and this was a pleasant surprise to me. Hope you enjoy it!

Sonata in C Major – Info