The piece was originally written as a test piece at the Dartington Summer School, for flute, violin, clarinet, and cello. Of the two movements, ‘Violette Bijou’ was written in memory of a last meal with a lost friend. ‘Audrey III’ is a joke on the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.
Conventionally notated in simple time signatures, but with the time signature changing a number of times. Some passages are very fast.