In 2007 I was enrolled in the second-year composition class at Otago University, and this piece was supposed to have been our last assignment for the year. However, I was heavily involved with another pressing task (producing subject and author indices for my book on the theory of schizophrenia, details of which can be found elsewhere on this website). So I didnâ€™t get the piece in, in time for it to be included. It was eventually completed on December 5th 2007. It is a very joyful piece, a wild dance for a five-part string band, featuring clarinet and oboe in lead roles. The time signature is 9/8, one which I find very interesting, inviting all sorts of rhythmic games. To hear the opening section of the piece, click on the title below. To hear the complete piece, or to down-load the score and parts, click on the “SibeliusMusic” button at the foot of this page. This will take you to the SibeliusMusic website, from where, via the “Browse by composer” listing, you can find my piece. Duration: about 5 minutes.