The opening material
includes a fingering chart, long tones with dynamic inflections and exercises for resonance fingerings.
The exuberant repetitions of "Yes" fill the song with a sense of reassurance that memory will transcend even death, although this hope is undercut as the interlude prior to the second stanza returns to the ominous opening material
Perhaps there could have been more "lift" in Curtis' exposition of the first movement's opening material
(has anyone ever noticed how much of it is confined to the orchestra?
The music begins gently but becomes poignantly agitated in the middle, before returning to the opening material
, ending with consolation and comfort.
From this quiet beginning Horsley builds a long opening paragraph, culminating in a fortissimo restatement of the opening material
by the full orchestra before the mood quietens and the soloist enters to an accompaniment of pianissimo strings.
Though the set wavered after the opening material
There is a classical sense of return to the opening material
confirming a theme and variation form.
Woodwind are scored in a conspicuously different manner from the miracles Mozart conjured from them, technical procedures are laboured and sometimes inappropriate, and it's a copout to conclude with a return to the opening material
A slower, lyrical center section provides a calmer contrast, and a short recap of the opening material
brings this piece to a rousing close.
These moments of repose are quickly displaced with a return to the rapid-fire opening material
in E, and the continuing chastisement of anyone who would plot "an oblivion for my guitar.
The delicate opening material
, punctuated by equal durations of silence, gradually expands upon a prolonged semitone figure and arrives at one of two ubiquitous motives that unite the outer sections of the piece.