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The conservative explanation for this piece was a simple desire to exploit repeated notes in a brass trio. An underlying ABA form can be discerned after which there is a “bridge” in 5/8. Subsequently the music returns to the opening motifs. Hence, Over The Bridge And Back. The more amusing explanation was provided by my spouse who upon hearing the music remarked that she could picture whales parading down the avenue. And so the sub-title was born.