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Cello

Hi All, 
I am a cellist and have been playing for over 5 years. I am looking for some fun pieces to play. I am not as far as I want to be with my playing as I've been kept back for a while now. If anyone has any suggestions that would be much appreciated. Many thanks!  

Proud Songsters

This is a composition for piano and strings in the English pastoral style on the theme of birdsong. I expect most composers would use a wind instrument for birdsong, and Vaughan-Williams used the violin in The Lark Ascending, but I have tried the piano instead. I don't think the musescore audio source is working properly but I have added an audio source that uses the Salamander Yamaha C5.

https://musescore.com/user/29915057/scores/5935591

By the way this is not related to the wonderful song for Baritone 'Proud Songsters' by Gerald Finzi, which is a setting of the poem of that name by Thomas Hardy. I just took my title from the poem.  

Should I call my piece a piano sonata or a sonatina?

So, I am writing another sonata form movement as the first movement of another piece. And the piece is in the key of C minor. The thing is though, that especially in the key of C minor, I tend to err on the side of more development. So, should I call it a sonatina as I am currently and try to make it more concise? Or should I call it a piano sonata and write it to be as long as I please?

My Pieces

Hey guys! I'm new to this group and I figured I might as well put my music out there now! I am a percussionist and am most prominent in writing for mallet percussion, but I also love to write for band, choir, and musical theater! Feel free to check them all out and give me feedback. 

("The Ticking Clock"; mallet percussion quartet) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818747
("The End"; mallet percussion quintet) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818761
("Change on the Horizon; concert band/wind ensemble) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818723
("Speak to Me; SATB+Piano) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5506919
("Sunset"; musical theater; 2 mezzo sopranos, 2 violins, electric guitar, piano, and drumset) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5883150