Composer
JOYCE
Title
Sonata da Chiesa(sc&pts)
Publisher
Cimarron Music Press
Grade
2+
Product Code
33C020CM1848
Woodwind Quintet

The Sonata da Chiesa, or "church sonata," was one of several new musical genres which appeared during the early to middle Baroque. At a time when much musical instrumental music was intended for dancing, the theater and entertainment, the Sonata da Chiesa was more of a serious, abstract concert piece, making it the direct ancestor of the sonata as it has come down to us through Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok. 

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