Sections one and two develop motives from the melody of the third section. Conversely, section three is a distillation of material from the first two sections.A Dream Catcher, an artefact used by Hopi Indians, catches good dreams and wards of bad dreams. It functions as a filter.
The piece has a number of time signature changes, and a section in alternating 5/8 and 2/4 bars, but is not particularly complex. These are ossia parts for a second flute and a second clarinet.