Musical analysis, lesson 10: The sonatine first movement The word Sonatine is the diminutive of Sonata, a sounding piece, as opposed to Cantata, or a singing piece. This form, perfected by the masters of the Classical School, and brought to its highest development by Beethoven. Let’s have a look at the first movement in C major of Clementi’s Sonatine op. 36 no. 3 (the score is printed at.