Imagine the sea in its various moods. A tranquil sea can so often change quickly into a boiling turmoil that can seem to come from nowhere. This free style piece tries to convey that impression. It opens with a dream like section Solenne then progresses, becoming more volatile as the mood changes character, with dramatic increases of pulse as it gathers momentum. Then, after the excitement of the Agitato and Scherzo the movement once more becomes subdued. Finally, the reiteration of the opening theme brings the music to a gentle conclusion. It is technically quite a demanding piece with strong melodic lines that are both pensive and dramatic, being well suited to the timbre of the guitar.
This work is recorded by Craig Ogden on Nimbus Records NI5811