This contemporary overture employs the familiar 3-part form: A-B-A. The opening section has a theme which is robust and has considerable rhythmic interest. The second theme, slow and expressive in character, is a free form based on an opening idea introduced by the first flute. At the return of the first section, the first theme is treated as a fugue subject building to great heights as all four entrances are achieved. As the "expostion" concludes, the contrapuntal texture gives way to a homophonic quality which closes the piece. The coda, as is characteristic, utilizes material from the first theme.