Andante - Allegro con anima
In English: Medium pace – Quick with spirit
We start with a darkly colored slow introduction carried by low strings and winds, and a melody in the clarinet.
2:33 - We get moving with a swirling march that builds to a brightly colored main theme. This music takes us through texture and mood shifts with plucking strings, musical conversations between instrument groups, and outbursts of energy from the brass.
8:05 - Listen for our super rad bassoons who start a big musical debate with the horns and eventually involve the rest of the orchestra. At the 9-minute mark things calm down a bit and the solo bassoon offers a more conciliatory gesture that continues through clarinet, flute, and finally to the strings.
For the remaining five or so minutes the music churns back and forth between restless, contemplative, or energetic moments, and then finishes by winding back down to the dark colored sounds of the opening.