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

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55 pages, 5.63 MB Uploader: Cypressdome (10 July 2012)   
Publisher Info.:

Milwaukee: American Music Company, 1917. Plate S.

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It is not PD in Canada, the EU or elsewhere.

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Includes a five-page analysis of the work by the composer.

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General Information

Work Title Sonata Excelsior
Alternative Title
Composer Miessner, William Otto
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.10
Key E minor
Movements/Sections 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
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano


Misc. Comments

Inspired by the poem Excelsior by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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