The original version of this music was commissioned, premiered and recorded by the UK-based ensemble, the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet. From the eight short movements the composer has taken four, and arranged them for flute, tenor saxophone & harp, which prior to publishing have been performed extensively by the Caliente Trio (Clare Southworth – flute, Lauren Scott – harp & Andy Scott - saxophone).
The four movements are;
Easy – which refers to the American big band term, meaning relaxed, with groove. The flute and tenor sax interact over the rhythmic and harmonic foundations of the harp.
Line – brief and virtuosic interplay between flute and tenor sax, with sparse and abrupt additions from the harp.
Film – an evocative and gentle piece, with a simply-stated melody.
Big! – the title refers to the soundworld that is created, a full sound that is Spanish-influenced, with varying time signatures and intricate ensemble.