Singer-Songwriter, Composer, and Banjo Extraordinaire

Banjo Sonata by Tim Lake

 

 

Banjo Sonata

Release Date: 2015

This “Banjo Sonata” project explores two themes. First, a sonata is a classical music form that has three-movements and is often performed by a solo instrument. Movement I is in Sonata-Allegro form. Second, the word sonata means ‘to sound,’ so I decided to use the banjos that I have accumulated over the years and play (and sometimes sing) a tune reminiscent of the music from that banjo and its era. This album demonstrates the greater meaning of the term Banjo Sonata by showcasing a variety banjos and banjo sounds. There are many different types of music and banjo styles throughout this project encompassing original compositions, traditional tunes, classical pieces, and popular songs.


A Five String Banjo Sonata In G Major

1.
Movement I – Allegro con brio “The Question”
5:02
 
 
2.
Movement II – Adagio cantabile “Is It Really A Gift To Be Simple?”
3:59
 
 
3.
Movement III – Vivace motto con brio “Nuevo Rondo Banjo Marcho”
4:48
 
 

4.
Black Eyed Susie
3:06
 
 

5.
J.S. Bach Minuet III In G Major, BWV 822
1:12
 
 

6.
When You’re Smiling
1:42
 
 

7.
Hector’s Theme
2:04
 
 

8.
You Are My Sunshine
1:12
 
 

9.
Was It Something You Said?
3:03
 
 

10.
Count Your Blessings
4:31
 
 

11.
Rhapsody For Five-String Banjo In C Major
7:35
 
 

12.
Me And My Shadow
3:28
 
 

13.
The Evening Leader March
3:28
 
 

14.
Somewhere
6:30
 
 

15.
All The Good Times Are Past And Gone
3:29
 
 

16.
Fiddling Fives Medley
6:16
 
 

17.
Rokudan Breakdown
5:45
 
 

18.
A Leprechaun Meets Mahatma Gandhi
3:54
 
 

19.
What A Wonderful World
4:24
 
 

20.
Old Joe Clark Con Accelerando Y Harmonie
3:23