Violin Sonata No.1 (Bax, Arnold)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Publisher. Info. London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co., 1921. Plate M.M. & Co. 182.
Reissue possibly with revisions (see below?) - London: Chappell & Co., n.d.(after 1945)
Misc. Notes Plate 182 from WorldCat (not the link that goes back right here, but copies at the other libraries listed below it.) At a guess, this either is GP 236 of 1920 or GP 361 of 1945.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata No.1
Alternative. Title
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GP 124, 166, 236, 361
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 58
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Moderate tempo ( = 60)
  2. Allegro vivace ( = 152-160) - Poco più lento
  3. Moderate tempo ( = 96) (Smooth and serene)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910 - revised in 1915, 1920, 1945
First Publication. 1921
Dedication Paul Kochanski
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation violin, piano
External Links Baxworks site (1910) / Baxworks site (1915) / Baxworks site (1920) / Baxworks site (1945)
Wikipedia article (Dutch)

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This is his first published violin sonata, but there is also a violin sonata in G minor, GP 49, from 1901 (recorded on Naxos and ASV.)

The 1910 version's 2nd and 3rd movements had tempo headings "Slow and Sombre" and "Allegro molto vivace" (and were fairly substantially different from the corresponding movements in the revision of 1915- revised at least slightly in 1920 and 1945 - published in 1921. Comparison is made possible by the recordings of these two movements on a Naxos CD; in GP 124 (1910) they were very different music.