Mr. Nelhybel said: "The teaching element of this piece lies in the independence of all melodic lines, for it is this device that makes all instruments equally important." The modal tonality gives the work an eastern European flavor that is emphasized when the ensemble demonstrates uniformity in bowing. This bowing should be dry and almost percussive to match the descriptive title. Equally important to the structure of this composition are the sudden changes in dynamics that give added variety to this unique creation.
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