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Leo Geyer

composer | conductor

 Full recording by Leo Geyer

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.


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 

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