Violin sonata

Composition Date: 2011
Duration: 00:16:23
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
After teaching traditional forms in music for several years, I began to see the merit of these forms in contemporary music. Not only would one better understand the composing practice of the past but it would also force composers to fully develop a limited amount of material. After issuing a challenge to my own composition students, I decided to try it myself in this violin sonata. As a great surprise to me, I absolutely loved it. I found freedom and creativity within the designated boundaries. I enjoyed finding different answers to the built in repetition of these traditional forms. I also found my own solution to tonic and dominant statements of themes. All of the unique features which I previously thought were unsuitable and uninteresting for contemporary music became a puzzle to solve.

There are three movements.
I: Sonata Form
II: Ternary Form
III: Rondo Form

Premiere Information:
Hamilton, ON
McMaster University
Michael Schulte, violin Shoshana Telner, piano


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3211 R521vi
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 21, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (25 p.) ;
    25 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 23
    2 parts ([23] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by Michael Schulte
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