The solo of the opening movement is a cadenza for four suspended cymbals played in a wide variety of ways - on the dome, the face, the edge - with the tip, the shank, or the ball of the stick - with a metal rod - ect. The metric structure of this movement is utilized as framework in the third and fourth movements, creating a partial isometric relationship. Flute and clarinet form the "Duet" of the second movement, with light accompaniment from the rest of the ensemble. The "Quartet" of Movement Three is made up of violin, cello, piano and percussion. Towards the center of this movement, two duets are formed between the violin/cello and the percussion/piano, wherin they function atdifferent, through related, speeds. The isometric relationship is more fully developed in the fourth movement where the actual metric structure of the cymbal cadenza is duplicated while the clarinet and percussion perform the rhythmic structure of the first two large segments of the cymbal cadenza and there is also a suggested augmented version in the piano part. All this leads to a rich interplay of varied and specific material from the cymbal cadenza, concluding with a large section of bell-like sounds.
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