Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: French Horn
The first movement, "Daybreak," has a frolicking, optimistic character. "Chorale" breaks with the traditional structure of the chorale in that each phrase gets a measure longer. The harmonies of the second movement contain some spicy dissonances as well. "Rendezvous" is in a lilting 6/8 and really "works up a lather" as it progresses to an exciting climax. "Homeward Bound" begins with a fanfare-like passage that gives way to a spirited dance characterized by an intriguing interplay between the instruments.