Greenbaum Sonata Project
This project, undertaken in the new millennium, aimed to create a substantial recital work for all major orchestral instruments, contributing new repertoire for professional and emerging artists. Most are accompanied by piano, though some are unaccompanied. Across the wind, brass, percussion and string families, it comprises 23 works with a typical duration of 20 – 25 minutes. The complete project constitutes a collected body of work of over 8 hours of music. These works are not structured in Sonata Form in any conventional sense. The term sonata (in the literal meaning of a piece played) connects to an ongoing canon of large–scale recital works across three centuries. These new sonatas push the boundaries of form, notably including minimalist architecture and the fusion of classical, modern and pop language. Some works are in 3 or 4 movements, but others are in a single extended movement or as many as 10 movements. Every new sonata is intended to consolidate established techniques and language but also to develop new ideas. Some works are abstract but most are programmatically concerned with the planet Earth, our Solar System, the Universe, or abandoned places on Earth. Taking scientific discovery as a starting point, the works imagine journeys in time and space. Voyages in relative isolation; strange, breathtaking destinations; the power of home-coming. These journeys are ultimately motivated by questions of identity; of who we are, where we came from, why we seek to explore the unfamiliar and how we might consider our contemporary lives.

Sonata for Harp (2020)
duration: 21’
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Sonata for Tuba and Piano (2019)
duration: 21’
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Sonata for Horn and Piano (2019)
duration: 20’
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Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (2019)
duration: 20’
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Sonata for Organ (2019)
duration: 22’
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Sonata for Percussion and Piano (2019)
duration: 22’
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Sonata for Violin and Viola (2018)
duration: 15’
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Sonata for Cor Anglais and Piano (2018)
duration: 23’
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Sonata for Cello and Piano (2018)
duration: 32’
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Sonata for Viola and Piano (2017)
duration: 23’
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Sonata for Double Bass and Piano (2017)
duration: 22’
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Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (2016)
duration: 23’
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Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (2015)
duration: 20’
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Sonata for Flute and Piano (2015)
duration: 22’
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Sonata for Oboe and Piano (2015)
duration: 21’
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Sonata for Trombone and Piano (2015)
duration: 21’
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Sonata for Guitar (2013)
duration: 22’
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Natural Satellite
for guitar duo (2013)
duration: 22’
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Sonata for Piano, 4–Hands (2013)
duration: 20’
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Falling By Degrees
for violin and piano (2009)
duration: 18’
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Sonata for alto saxophone and piano (2002)
duration: 21’
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Sonata for violin and piano (2000)
duration: 24’
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Ice Man
for solo piano (1993)
duration: 33’
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