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Sonata – Sheet Music & Scores

One of the most important forms of classical music is without a doubt the sonata. The meaning of the term “sonata”, which is derived from the Italian word “sonare” which means “to sound” or “to play”, has changed considerably over time. Browse our sheet music and scores, grab your all your favourites, and find out more about the sonata here today!

The History of the Sonata

The term “sonata” derives from the second half of the 16th century, and refers to different types of instrumental compositions for two or more instruments. The term came about to distinguish the sonata from solo pieces for keyboard instruments, and from pieces with singing, such as cantatas.

The Baroque Sonata

The main difference between the baroque sonata and the classical sonata is the number of movements, the baroque sonata has at least four or more, in which slow and fast tempos alternate regularly. The baroque sonata is divided into two basic types:

Sonata da camera (“Chamber Sonata”) – which has a light dance character and is the predecessor of the baroque dance suite.

Sonata da chiesa (“Church sonata”) – which is usually in four movements and has a more serious character.

Depending on the size of the line-up, Baroque sonatas can be further subdivided into Solo Sonata for one instrument (usually violin) and basso continuo, and Trio Sonata for two solo instruments and basso continuo.

One of the most well-known composers of the Baroque sonata is the Italian composer Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713). Both the Church Sonatas by Corelli and the Chamber Sonatas by Corelli are still very popular with instrumentalists and listeners today.

The Neapolitan Overture

At the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries, the sonata da chiesa gradually evolved into what is known as the Neapolitan overture, where the introductory slow movement has been removed. The result was a three-movement form, with the tempo structure fast-slow-fast within each movement, which became the model not only for the classical sonata, but also for many other musical forms.

The Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) contributed a great deal to the development of the sonata. The Sonatas by Scarlatti were usually composed in the traditional sonata form, a one-movement work with two contrasting themes.

The Classical Sonata

During the Classical period, the sonata continued to develop and evolve. At that time, the term “sonata” was mainly understood to mean Piano Sonatas, or sonatas for another solo instrument with piano accompaniment. In its basic form, a classical sonata consists of three, or occasionally four movements, where the first fast movement is written in ’sonata form’, the second movement is slower, and the third movement is usually fast again, and can take various forms.

In a four-movement sonata, a dance movement in the form of a minuet or a scherzo is usually inserted before the last movement. The greatest exponents of the sonata were arguably three composers of the first Viennese school, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart " 1972" text="Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven’s most famous sonata is without a doubt the Moonlight Sonata.

A few Sonata links

L. v. Beethoven: Sonate in A op. 69, VcKlav (KlavpaSt)
Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata in A major op. 69

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 1582650

5.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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D. Peja_evi_: Sonata op. 35, VcKlav (KlavpaSt)
Dora Pejačević

Sonata op. 35

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 769371

36.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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J. Brahms: Sonate e-Moll op. 38, VcKlav (KlavpaSt)
Johannes Brahms

Sonate e-Moll op. 38

Bärenreiter Urtext
previously 16,50 € (save 70 %)

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 648451

16.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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F. Poulenc: Sonata, FlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Francis Poulenc

Sonata

for: Flute, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 279909

18.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
DL: J. Hook: Sonate G-Dur, Sbfl/VlKlav
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James Hook

Sonata G Major

Edition Schott

for: Descant (soprano) recorder [violin], piano

Music score

Item no.: 729706

7.99  €incl. VAT
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E. Ysaÿe: Sechs Sonaten op. 27 für Violine solo, Viol
Eugène Ysaÿe

Six Sonatas op. 27 for Violin solo

Fingering and bowing for Violin: Eugène Ysaÿe

for: Violin

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 362805

32.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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M. Weinberg: Sonate op. 28, Klar/VaKlav (KlaPa+St)
Mieczysław Weinberg

Sonata op. 28

Edition includes both solo parts

for: Clarinet [viola], piano

Piano score, Solo parts

Item no.: 431030

35.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
S. Prokofjew: Sonate für Flöte und Klavie, FlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Sergei Prokofiev

Sonate für Flöte und Klavier op. 94

for: Flute, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 108789

31.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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G.F. Händel: Sonate C-Dur HWV 365, FlBc (KlavpaSt)
George Frideric Handel

Sonata in C major HWV 365

for: Flute, basso continuo

Piano score, solo part (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 1582652

2.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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J.S. Bach: Leichte Klavierstücke mit Übetipps 1, Klav
Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Domenico Scarlatti

Easy Piano Pieces with Practice Tips 1

Urtext Primo – A new concept for the beginner
Edition with German and English Commentary

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition, anthology)

Item no.: 498364

15.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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J. Brahms: Sonate A-Dur op. 100, VlKlav (Klavpa2Solo)
Johannes Brahms

Sonate A-Dur op. 100

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, 2 solo parts

Item no.: 645983

13.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
G.F. Händel: 6 Blockflötensonaten, ABlfBc (KlavpaSt)
George Frideric Handel

6 Sonatas for treble recorder and basso continuo

Camera flauto Amadeus 122

for: Treble recorder, basso continuo

Piano score, parts

Item no.: 186378

25.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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C. Reinecke: Undine - Flötensonate op. 16, FlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Carl Reinecke

Undine – Flute Sonata op. 167

for: Flute, piano

Piano score, solo part (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 796413

17.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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L. v. Beethoven: Klaviersonaten 1, Klav
Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonatas 1

Edition without Fingering
Henle Urtext Editions

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 664057

42.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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M. Weinberg: Sonate Nr. 4 op. 56, Klav
Mieczysław Weinberg

Sonata No. 4 op. 56

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 1479710

26.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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S. Prokofjew: Sonatas for Piano 1, Klav
Sergei Prokofiev

Sonatas for Piano 1

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 197618

37.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
L. Liebermann: Sonata op. 23, FlKlav (Pa+St)
Lowell Liebermann

Sonata op. 23

for: Flute, piano

Score, Parts

Item no.: 228791

36.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
F. Schubert: Drei Sonaten op. 137, 1-3, VlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Franz Schubert

Drei Sonaten op. 137, 1-3

1-3, D 384, 385, 408
Urtext der Neuen Schubert-Ausgabe (Urtextausgabe) (Urtext)

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 116944

16.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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B. Martin_: First Sonata For Flute And P, FlKlav (+OnlAudio)

Allegro moderato

Bohuslav Martinů

First Sonata For Flute And Piano

for: Flute, piano

Music score, online audio

Item no.: 614927

31.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
E. Schulhoff: Flute Sonata, FlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Erwin Schulhoff

Flute Sonata

for: Flute, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 205443

28.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
D. Scarlatti: Sonaten 2, Git
Domenico Scarlatti

Sonaten 2

for: Classical guitar

Music score

Item no.: 294004

18.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
M. Mower: Sonata, PiccKlav (KlavpaSt)
Mike Mower

Sonata

for: Piccolo, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 349266

19.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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L. v. Beethoven: Klaviersonaten 2, Klav
Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonatas 2

Edition without Fingering
Henle Urtext Editions

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 664059

42.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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E. Ewazen: Sonata No. 1, FlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Eric Ewazen

Sonata No. 1

for: Flute, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 601765

29.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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E. Grieg: Violinsonate c-moll op. 45, VlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Edvard Grieg

Violin Sonata c minor op. 45

with marked and unmarked string parts

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 344072

24.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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A. Bax: Sonata, VaKlv (KlavpaSt)
Arnold Bax

Sonata

for: Viola, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 194575

20.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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F. Chopin: Sonaten op. 35, 58, Klav
Frédéric Chopin

Sonatas op. 35, 58

Serie A/10 (Urtextausgabe) (Urtext)

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 344836

39.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
G.P. Cima: Sonata a Tre (Pa+St)
Giovanni Paolo Cima

Sonata a Tre

für 2 Sopran-Instrumente (Violine, Blockflöte, Zink) und Basso continuo
Chamber Music Of The Seventeenth Century 7

for: 2 melodic instruments (C), basso continuo

Score, Parts

Item no.: 340386

6.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–10 working days (de)
M. Weinberg: Sonate Nr. 4 op. 39, VlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Mieczysław Weinberg

Sonata No. 4 op. 39

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 585815

20.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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E.M. Smyth: Sonate a-Moll op. 5, VcKlav (KlavpaSt)
Ethel Mary Smyth

Sonata A minor op. 5

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 684621

19.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
D. Cimarosa: Sonate 1, Cemb/Klav
Domenico Cimarosa

Sonate 1

for: Harpsichord [piano]

Music score

Item no.: 265340

37.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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A. Scarlatti: Three Sonatas, VcKlav (KlavpaSt)
Alessandro Scarlatti

Three Sonatas

Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics

for: Cello, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 300923

13.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
M. Weinberg: Sonate op. 69, 2Vl (SppaSt)
Mieczysław Weinberg

Sonata op. 69

for: 2 violins

Ensemble score, solo parts

Item no.: 499293

27.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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P. Hindemith: Sonate, ObKlav (KlavpaSt)
Paul Hindemith

Sonate

for: Oboe, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 288600

19.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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D. Scarlatti: Ausgewählte Klaviersonaten IV, Klav
Domenico Scarlatti

Selected Piano Sonatas IV

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 630393

32.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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C.P.E. Bach: Die sechs Württembergischen Sonaten Wq 49, Klav
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

The Six Württemberg Sonatas Wq 49

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 117318

24.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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A. Ginastera: Sonate op. 47, Git
Alberto Ginastera

Sonate op. 47

for: Classical guitar

Music score

Item no.: 198510

27.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
L. v. Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr. 8 c-Moll op. 13, Klav
Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 8 C Minor op. 13

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 687596

7.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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F. Liszt: Klaviersonate h-moll, Klav
Franz Liszt

Piano Sonata b minor

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 661684

15.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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L. v. Beethoven: Sonaten für Violine und , VlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Sonatas 1

with marked and unmarked string parts
Henle Urtext Editions

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, solo part (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 401516

39.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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M. Weinberg: Sonate Nr. 3 gis-moll, Klav
Mieczysław Weinberg

Sonata No. 3 G-sharp minor

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 1479716

21.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
W.A. Mozart: Klaviersonaten 1, Klav
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Sonatas 1

Edited from the sources
Wiener Urtext Edition

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 155616

26.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
J.S. Bach: Drei Sonaten und drei Partiten BWV 1001-100, Viol
Johann Sebastian Bach

Three Sonatas and Three Partitas BWV 1001–1006

Urtext from the New Bach Edition – Revised (NBArev)

for: Violin

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 773593

17.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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D. Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in B minor  L 33 / K 87, Klav
Domenico Scarlatti

Piano Sonata in B minor L 33 / K 87

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 559755

12.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J. Brahms: Sonate f-Moll op. 34b, 2Klav (Sppart)
Johannes Brahms

Sonate f-Moll op. 34b

für zwei Klaviere zu vier Händen

for: 2 pianos

Ensemble score

Item no.: 662763

14.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
F. Benda: Sonata in F major, FlKlav (KlavpaSt)
Franz Benda

Sonata in F major

for: Flute, piano

Piano score, solo part

Item no.: 155799

15.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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Micheli DI Lucca Antonio: 3 Sonates
Micheli DI Lucca Antonio

3 Sonates

for: ABFL VC

Item no.: 557385

20.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J. Brahms: Sonate G-Dur op. 78, VlKlav (KlaPa+St)
Johannes Brahms

Sonate G-Dur op. 78

for: Violin, piano

Piano score, Solo parts

Item no.: 636364

15.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
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