Circus Sonatinas by Chee-Hwa Tan

Composed at the late elementary level by Chee-Hwa Tan, Circus Sonatinas contains two Sonatinas with three movements each. MIDI performances by the composer included!

According to the composer: “The sonatina form is explored via the imagery of the circus. It is my hope that this will allow students to use their imagination in expressing the contrasting musical themes that occur in the sonatina. All this can be vividly related to the characters and activity in the circus ring. Metronome markings are primarily suggestions and should not hinder young pianists in their interpretation and exploration of the piano’s many sounds and colors.”

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Big Top Sonatina
I. Clown Capers
II. Those Amazing Elephants!
III. Ferocious Lions

Circus Sonatina
I. Ringmaster’s Parade
II. The Flying Trapeze
III. Black Bear Boogie
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