This attractive sonatina is not only a delight to hear, but a joy to play. With his feet firmly planted in late-18th century sonata form, the composer integrates mid-19th century harmonies to create a refreshing and masterful tribute to this ever important genre. The Denver Sonatina is in two movements: the first movement in sonata-allegro form, and the second in rondo form. It is especially designed for intermediate level students (comparable in difficulty to the Clementi Sonatinas Op. 36, Nos. 2 and 3) and has only very few reaches to the octave. The name "Denver" has no musical connotations; rather, the piece is named for the location of its premier.