Sonata Excelsior, Op.10 (Miessner, William Otto)

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Sheet Music

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Publisher Info.:

Milwaukee: American Music Company, 1917. Plate S.


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General Information

Work Title Sonata Excelsior
Alternative. Title
Composer Miessner, William Otto
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.10
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 1
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Heroism. Grave e Misterioso - Allegro con vigore - Cantabile - Allegro con vigore - Molto vivace - Allegro con vigore - Cantabile - Presto
II. Temptation. Grazioso - Con amore - Cantando con amore - Grave - Poco agitato - Con vigore - Presto con fuoco
III. Renunciation. Lento sostenuto e appassionato - poco piu mosso - Molto appassionato e accelerando e tempo rubato - Grave
IV. Transfiguration. Adagio - Molto agitato - Furioso - Grave - Cantando con amore - Pateticamente - Maestoso
First Publication. 1917 – Milwaukee: American Music Co.
Dedication Edgar Stillman Kelley
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano

Misc. Comments

Inspired by the poem Excelsior by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.