Op 105, in G major, was conceived for violin or cello and was issued by Oxford University Press in 1940. The ‘flattened seventh’ modality of its initial theme hints at folk-based inspiration, but chromaticisms soon creep in. The theme’s ponderous rate of harmonic change gently subverts the violinist’s whimsical aspirations. A more sustained central passage in C major affords contrast before the recapitulation.
from notes by Francis Pott © 2013