This piece was written in 1954 as a tribute to the famous young concert-pianist, Noel Mewton-Wood.
Scott Goddard, the music critic, wrote about it as follows: "Three times the horn, starting alone before the soft accompanying chord is heard, begins to rhapsodise over a melody which each time opens with a rising fifth. Each time the outline of this horn music is taken higher and ends lower; and with each announcement there is an increase in tone. Between these solo passages the pianoforte insinuates spreading contours. Then, as the pace slightly quickens, the main part of the poem is developed in the manner of an elaboration of the music each instrument has displayed in the introductory bars. There is one short moment of climax and then a slow release of tension as the music fades".