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Piano Sonata (Score)
Music Faculty Publications
  • Gary Smart, University of North Florida
Document Type
Score
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Disciplines
Abstract

My Piano Sonata consists of four large contrasting movements. Each movement bows to tradition and convention in many ways. Yet each also aims to create something new. I utilize diverse materials in my music, materials from Americana, jazz and world musics As well as the Western European tradition. Pluralism has become a major force for me. I find the 21st century to be strikingly different than the time in which I studied and came of age. Technology has brought us all into very close contact. Today the alien does not remain alien for long; it is soon incorporated. The world is shrinking at a surprising rate. Cultures now meet and mix, new ideas abound, perspectives change. I find this strange, but wonderful – a “brave new world” as Shakespeare wrote.

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Recording of Piano Sonata I. Kimnara’s Blessing is available here: http://digitalcommons.unf.edu/amus_facpub/36
Recording of Piano Sonata II. Moonspinner is available here: http://digitalcommons.unf.edu/amus_facpub/35
Recording of Piano Sonata III. Turtle Dreams of Flight is available here: http://digitalcommons.unf.edu/amus_facpub/34
Recording of Piano Sonata IV. Chez Garuda is available here: http://digitalcommons.unf.edu/amus_facpub/33

Citation Information
Gary Smart. "Piano Sonata (Score)" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gary_smart/39/