Grade 4. "Progression" has a constantly changing time signature, and much of the
music features contrary motion between the upper and lower voices. In a
modified sonata form, the two themes (one
driving and intense, the second lyric) get contrapuntal development and
a recapitulation at measure 82. Violin 1 goes to fifth position, Violin
2 and Viola to third, Cello and Bass to fourth. This contest-worthy
piece will be fun for your orchestra because of the rhythmic challenges
and active parts for all.