Sonata in E Minor
- Sonata in E Minor for Pianoforte
- Solo piano
- 19 min.
- MC988: Florence Beatrice Smith Price Collection, Special Collections, Mullins Library, University of Arkansas
- Score (undated): Box 2, Folder 4, Item 3
- MC988a: Florence Beatrice Smith Price Papers Addendum, Special Collections, Mullins Library, University of Arkansas
- Score (June 13–July 6, 1932): Box 18, Folder 16
- MC988b: Florence Beatrice Smith Price Papers Second Addendum, Special Collections, Mullins Library, University of Arkansas
- Score (?): Box 1B, Folder 22
- Florence B. Price Music Manuscripts, Music Division, Library of Congress
- Holograph facsimile: Call # ML96.5 .P865 no. 14 Case
- Helen-Walker Hill Collection, Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago.
- Facsimiles: Box 27 (Series 7), Folders 475–77.
- Sonata in E Minor for Piano. Edited by Rae Linda Brown. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1997.
- Under Construction
- In Progress
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- Holzer, Linda Ruth. “Selected Solo Piano Music of Florence B. Price (1887–1963).” DMA diss., Florida State University, 1995.
- Jackson, Barbara Garvey. “Florence Price, Composer.” The Black Perspective in Music 5 (1977): 30–43.
- Maxile, Horace J., Jr. “Culture and Craft in Florence Price’s Piano Sonata in E Minor (First Movement).” In Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1900–1960, edited by Laurel Parsons and Brenda Ravenscroft, 139–63. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022.
- Peebles, Sarah Louise. “The Use of the Spiritual in the Piano Works of Two African American Women composers—Florence B. Price and Margaret Bonds.” DA diss., University of Mississippi, 2008.
- Shelton, Theresa Lorraine. “Idiosyncrasies of Music Narrative: Hypotheses for Further Investigation.” PhD diss., Indiana University, 1997.
- Walker-Hill, Helen. “Music by Black Women Composers at the American Music Research Center.” American Music Research Center Journal 2 (1992): 23–52.
This piece won first prize for solo instrumental work in the 1932 Rodman Wanamaker competition. ↩
Pianist Althea Waites began performing the sonata using copies from the manuscript in MC988 (listed above) around 1986. One of her first performances, according to the Los Angeles Times (February 2, 1986), occurred at Murphy Recital Hall, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, on February 7, 1986. ↩