Sonatine for Three Alto Recorders

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Sonatine for Three Alto Recorders

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Three Alto Recorders
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Duration (min)
5
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3

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Lee Gannon’s ties to the New York-based American Recorder Society were solidified in 1989 when the Society awarded the prestigious Erich Katz Prize to Gannon’s Sonatine for three alto recorders. The Sonatine was a product of Gannon’s deep familiarity with the recorder since childhood and his Modern ideas in composition — a pairing that was also to produce, later that same year, the six Etudes for Alto Recorder.

It must be noted that this familiarity of Gannon’s with Modernity - with an understanding of current musical trends, and an intent to preserve and teach them from the perspective of a (deserved) expert - is typical of the composer. Among the dozens of articles concerning Gannon and his works, we turn to Jim Ridley’s portrait of the composer, 1996:

[This] degree of ambition is surprising only if you’ve never called Gannon’s answering machine. For a long time, whenever the machine picked up, callers would receive this message: “You have just reached the number of the most important composer of the 20th century.” Ask Lee Gannon about the message, and the flicker of a smile upon his lips is downright mischievous.

“Well,” Gannon says, cutting his eyes, “one must think positively.”

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New 2020 edition from 1988 original.

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instrumental trio
multiples of the same instrument(s)
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Instrument
recorder

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