Wednesday, June 27, 2012

a question--has anyone written a sonata form that includes the banjo?

You don't have to guess too hard why I would be asking this question.  Surely someone has written a work for the banjo that makes use of sonata allegro form, right?  Maybe a duet? Maybe a solo banjo sonata?

I've got an idea taking shape for a sonata for banjo and guitar.  I've been thinking of writing one for a couple of years but this year I've finally got some ideas to play with. If anyone knows of a bona fide sonata form written for banjo or that includes banjo comment away.  I'm curious.


CoffeeMatt said...

Well, it doesn't look like Bela Fleck ever wrote one of his own. Could be a tall order. :)

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

I know a couple of banjo players. I'll just have to see what I can do. After completing all 24 preludes and fugues for solo guitar a couple of sonatas for banjo might be comparatively easy. :)