A holiday in Switzerland and a late night pedallo on the lake. The velvet sky bedecked in jewels of starlight and a melody is born. The water is alive with shifting lights along with the steep forested cliffs. The beauty is overwhelming.

Marked Moderato con amore and in common time, Cantilena’s flowing melody is deceptively simple but with magical flourishes. Each player plays a pivotal role in the overall effect as they blend in close harmonies.

Originally written for Flute, Clarinet in A and Piano, a Bb clarinet part has been included for players who don’t possess an instrument in A.