Composed by Pierre Gabaye, Sonatina is a piece for Bb Clarinet and Piano lasting 12 minutes. Divided into three distinctive parts, this piece is rated as difficult and can be played by advanced players and above levels.
The first part, Allegro (4/4, tempo: 120-126), is really energetic as a start evolved shortly after between slower and faster sections. The second part, slower (Largo), starts with the Piano on its own for two measures. This part is strongly influenced by Jazz and features long Clarinet lines supported by a rich Piano accompaniment. Finally, the third part is really fast (Prestissimo) and displays a Piano more present, slightly taking over the Clarinet.
This really melodious piece is perfect to be played in contests or for a recital.