Norman expanded the woefully small viola repertoire by composing two Sonatinas for Viola and Piano to play in recitals with his brother – they are both tuneful works that are easy to listen to, while at the same time providing some technical problems for the player, which may commend them to proficient students and also for use in recitals. The first movement of Sonatina No. 1 makes use of the full range of the instrument, giving scope for both tone production and dexterity. The second movement provides a break between the more difficult first and third movements. The third movement is the most difficult technically and is more rhythmic in character than the other movements and calls for some bravura, although it ends quietly and gently. For secondary schools, colleges, conservatories and professionals.