The Sixth Symphony was begun probably about 1944 and finished in 1947. It is scored for full orchestra including saxophone. There are four movements: Allegro, Moderato, Scherzo, and Epilogue. Each of the first three has its tail attached to the head of its neighbour. In Allegro, the key of E minor is at once established through that of F minor, A flat becoming G sharp and sliding down to G natural at the half bar. In Moderato, this leads on from the first movement without a break. The principal theme is based on this rhythm. Scherzo may be possibly best described as fugal in texture but not in structure.
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