For this week, the 4th Sunday in Lent, the Improvisation is a little more joyous and clear. One of the aspects that I have enjoyed in writing these pieces is letting them be what they are rather than coming to an obvious conclusion. Not that the latter is a bad thing (see the Miniatures), but sometimes a lack of ending is important. Lent is certainly a season that anticipates something immense and the music should reflect that. This 4th Sunday is of course Laetare Sunday, reminding us to rejoice. The 4th Improvisation has a clear structure and form, a reminder of the powerful moments to come.
PS: It was just pointed out that the third system had no repeats but had text that read implied the repeats. That text has been taken out. In actually performing the work, I found that repeat to be intrusive to the flow of the work.