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The opening material works as a frame for the whole piece with very upbeat and groovy syncopated rhythms on E Mixolydian. This leads to a steady pulse of 16th notes, which build ostinato textures from which the flute solos. The tonal center keeps shifting along with the soloing instruments until a change of pulse to a flowing 3/8 meter. Then a backdrop is set, with cascading arpeggios from which each of the instruments 'solo'. With a ritardando, the piece tapers to a more serene presentation of the opening material, which repeats three times, each time with a thicker texture until a Phrygian cadence in a major key closes in a peaceful ending.