A movement taken from one of Beethoven’s Sonatina’s for piano that are catalogued in the appendix of his compositional output.
This is a charming piece of music in 6/8 time and is suited to being played by a number of different instrument combinations although its origins are as a piano piece. A tempo of 66 dotted quarter beats to the minute is recommended and performance detail has been added to the score and fingering is clearly specified. Possibly more could have been made more of the pause marks in the realization. A sonatina is literally a small sonata derived from a word sonare that implies something to be sounded or played.