Piano Sonata No. 1 (Full Score)
My Piano Sonata No. 1 was written during the new years holidays going into 2022. I was recovering from Covid, and had just gotten a new book with 500 pages of blank manuscript paper from my Grandmother. Challenge accepted.
I really love this piece because it was the first time I wrote a piano work that I wrote in which felt I could play to a certain level of quality. The first movement takes inspiration from Grieg and Ravel and jumps around between calm serenity and frenetic momentum. The second movement is a highly sarcastic scherzo, like Verdi on bath salts. The final movement is an atonal grave which then goes into a frantic, Bernstein-Esque Boogie Woogie, before having its sweet, rhapsodic ending. This is a great piece for late High School, early college pianists.