"In the Gloaming" evokes the dying limbo of fading inevitably from one state of existence into another, both day fading into night and life fading into death. Lasting approximately three and a half minutes (~3:30 min.), "In the Gloaming" follows a loose sonata form and, while simple at the beginning and end, becomes rather complex in the development section. It remains highly melodic and emotive throughout the entire piece. It is appropriate for a wide variety of contexts, including competitions.