Leo Geyer

composer | conductor

Sonata 2012

bassoon & electronics 

First performed at the Royal Northern College of Music on the 20th June 2012 by the composer.

Duration 4mins | Difficulty Professional 


Scoring solo bassoon & electronics ('fixed tape' requiring stereo speakers)

Programme Note

It was not until after 1800 that ‘sonata’ was used to describe a form of large-scale musical argument. Prior to that in the Baroque to Classical period, ‘sonata’ was used to describe a chamber-music genre for either a solo instrument (usually a keyboard), or a solo melody instrument with piano. This piece was inspired by the latter, taking the idea of a sonata for bassoon and piano and extending it into an explosive jazz-inspired electroacoustic sphere.


 Full recording by Leo Geyer

Perusal Score 

Please note that this music is in copyright and it is illegal to copy or perform from the perusal score. 

Performance History 

20th May 2015 - Rebecca Maclean, Recital Hall, RNCM

5th May 2013 - Leo Geyer, British Double Reed Society Festival, RNCM, 2013 

20th June 2012 - Leo Geyer, Concert Hall, Royal Northern College of Music