Sonata for Guitar (2013)
duration: 22’
GRT • 173

recording available
Return Journey
Ensemble Three plays Sonatas by Stuart Greenbaum
Lyrebird Productions, LB061116
ABC Classics, digital, 2018

Youtube excerpt (3rd movement)

score available from
Australian Music Centre

program note
Sonata for Guitar is dedicated to my very good friend Ken Murray. A prodigiously talented guitarist, Ken freely elected to undertake a PhD in musicology; and after a decade–long quest to find time to attend to this specialised task, he has now been admitted to the degree, Doctor of Philosophy. By way of celebration, it seemed only fitting to make good on my equally–protracted promise to write Ken a major work (having written a number of smaller pieces for him over the past 20 years). This Sonata in 3 movements was subsequently written in 18 days during December 2013. The premiere performance was given by Ken Murray on 10 November 2014 at the Wyselaskie Auditorium in Melbourne.