The melodic line begins in unison, but then becomes more complex as the rhythm changes, with slightly canonic entries between the parts. The piano part is essential so that students can hear the changing
This melancholy ballad set in E minor is reminiscent of early Australian bush music, based on Irish folk tradition. It uses dotted rhythms and requires careful counting of rests. The piano part is optional,
This music evokes the joyful atmosphere of the famous Carnivale di Venezia with its colorful characters and beautifully painted masks. The melody is instantly recognizable, and the variations explore major
A slow D minor introduction leads into a moderately fast melody that is shared around the ensemble. The celli take the melody, accompanied by pizzicato in the other sections before a second slow lament.