Programme Notes – Spring into Action

This three-movement work celebrates the arrival of spring with all the associated magic and rejuvenation of this special time of year. Its opening movement applauds in sounds the fresh, vibrant stirrings of the season with subtle atmospheres and young, buoyant, vivacious melodies. The second is more reflective with extended solos punctuated by sensitive muted brass chorales. The Finale is where the real action begins: a Latin American inspired variation of the opening movement spins us into a whirlwind of infectious rhythms and harmonies, the whole culminating in a riotous, life affirming coda.