The last three pieces are all notable for the contrast between their tranquil openings and their turbulent central sections.
This one, No. 4 - "Andante con moto" begins and ends with the strings in various combinations. The Solo Clarinet also gets a chance.
The central section is wonderfully turbulent and dramatic, and builds up to a huge climax. The large echo helps the thunder roll way down the nave, while the quiet of the opening returns. This is truly a magical sort of a piece!
In this performance, I used a combination of the Swell and Solo strings coupled together in the opening and closing sections. You can hear the Swell strings "dominate" at first, then the Solo, and then both open out full.
The English reeds REALLY work in the central section. It sounds just like the Verdi "Requiem"!
OK, maybe not "just" like it, but it's VERY stormy and impassioned!
For this performance, I went a little "beyond" the "typical" English cathedral performace. I used more solo stops, and color changes, as well as a few spots of "thumbing up or down." The details in this performance wouldn't be as "practical" in a "service voluntary" setting, but it's such an orchestral-styled work that I could not resist!