This was written for the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Since I was writing for a Baroque ensemble, I thought it would be fitting to make references to the great composers of that era, such as Bach and Vivaldi. I did this through the techniques I used for the strings, and by composing a section near the end in the form of a passacaglia, a form mastered by Bach and his contemporaries. I also referenced the dance forms that nearly every Baroque composer used in suites and sonatas. However, I sometimes added or subtracted a beat from various bars to create time signatures such as 5/8 and 7/8 which were unheard of during that era. And I took some of the traditional suspensions that Baroque composers used, and prolonged them even further than they would, making some of the harmonies more personal to my own compositional style.