After an opening burst of energy, the first movement proper begins with an evocation of quasi-improvised bagpipe music. The following march-like sections are my response to Italian street-band sounds. The material of the second movement is partially derived from two Sicilian folk songs. One, Li Carciri is about life in prison. The other Nina Nana Malandrineddu is a mother's plea to her infant son to grow up and avenge the murder of his father. The third movement alternates between more street-band music, bits of folk song, and a quote from a Monteverdi vocal/instrumental work, Tempro la cetra. The piece ends with the fanfare which opens the first movement. - the composer.