The Marcello Sonata is a transcription of a cello sonata. The first movement is marked Adagio with a tempo of eighth equals 58. Movement two is marked Allegro. A tempo of quarter note equals 106 is recommended. The third movement is Grave, the half note equals 58 or slightly slower. The final movement is marked Allegro. Here the dotted quarter can range from 54 or faster.
Total performance time is 8'28". Contest presentation should be at least one slow and one fast movement. Time for the first movement is 1'36" or 3'12" with repeats. The second movement is 1'58". Time for the third movement is 1'15" and the fourth movement is 1'54". The second and fourth movements could be performed without repeats.