|Instruments||violin, cello and piano|
The first movement explores two contrasting themes in a way that owes something to classical sonata form. The first theme yearns upwards: the second sinks downwards in a series of harmonic shifts. Much of the movement consists of finding ways of varying and combining these two themes. One reviewer has described it (approvingly, I think) as a cross between early Elgar and Finzi
The slow second movement is in 5/8 time, giving it a slightly troubled serenity. It is not programme music, but once it was finished I found it made me think of a boat trip, beginning and ending calmly but with some boisterous waves in between.
The finale is an energetic 7/8 romp that will (I hope) leave you feeling invigorated and delighted. Listen to the sample to see what I mean.
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