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Keyboard Sonata in A K.322

This is an edited music score in that it has some score detail to assist players in their performance and practice. One of Scarlatti’s easier keyboard sonatas but nevertheless one that offers plenty of musical and interpretative challenges to the player. It is essentially a two part movement. A tempo of 90 half note beats to the minute is used in the realisation with the repeats not being played. This music needs to be played rhythmically with energy and little use of the sustaining pedal although it can be used in the closing bars of the A and B sections. This is an excellent movement for developing a skill set in terms of being able to articulate the playing of a melody line with a range of keyboard touches - legato, staccato, tenuto etc. There are rits. (slow down) at the end of the A and B sections on the repeats. This sonata like many other Scarlatti works is excellent for developing interpretative skills and performance experience. Varying and adding to the ornamentation in the repeats is an option. Many competent pianists play this relatively easy sonata adding additional music to the to the texture suggesting that in Scarlatti’s time improvisation was an aspect of performance practice. A plain score is also appended to the edited music score.

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