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sonata.facile - first.movement

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https://youtu.be/sZ1nwcgeN1o

"sonata.facile" - first.movement
for cello & piano

Movement 2 & 3 will follow soon.

I composed this sonata for
5th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION 2021 "Appassionata Ensemble"

If anyone would like to submit a work to this competition: please!

:-) Jovan

BTW: Many thanks to Merv who helped me with the "brackets"!
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Nice piece... I enjoyed it. Not being a pianist, and always willing to learn the piano technique, I have a question. How are you getting the low E in the left hand (last measure on Page 1) to sustain without it affecting the upper notes in that same hand? It is well over an octave so you can't be holding the low E while playing the upper notes with the same hand. I know a sustain pedal would accomplish that but it would affect the upper notes as well...am I correct?
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I clicked the link to listen to this, but the video has been removed!
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Here comes the current video of the "sonata.facile":

https://bit.ly/3iahxF0

Since I don't play the piano myself, a good friend, the Japanese pianist Hiroyo Masumura, edited the piano movements of my composition.
In this form I will submit "sonata.facile" for cello and piano to 2 competitions and report the results.

:-) Jovan

P.S.: The pointer and the music in the videos sometimes run sometimes out of sync. Related to data transfer on the Internet. Please understand!
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DrLeonard wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:51 pm I clicked the link to listen to this, but the video has been removed!
New link:
https://bit.ly/3iahxF0

:-) Jovan
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I finally listened to the piece. The first movement has an attractive "folk song" feeling to it, with the piano part adding the feeling of some sort of a folk instrument (like dulcimer or something more eastern European).

Question: In the cello part at bar 25 (top of the third page) I think you switch to the bass clef, but the bass clef sign isn't there. Then in bar 29 you switch back to the C clef (on the 4th line of the staff). But the C clef is already at the beginning of that staff. Am I reading it right? I couldn't see the details any better by zooming in.

Second question: what software are you using to get the curser (pointer) to move with the playback? Is that a feature of Overture I could learn to use?

I also listened to the other two movements of the "Sonata Facile." But I would not call this a very "facile" (easy) piece! Because of some of the "special effects," I would call this the "Sonata Difficile" -- but that's just my reaction as a non-cellist. (I played the cello briefly in my high school days, but just enough to learn the basics of the instrument.)
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