This piece for piano, horn, trumpet and cello is titled 'Fabula', meaning 'story' in Latin, as it illustrates the undulations of a relationship. Drawing on Romantic composers such as Rachmaninoff, the opening in a minor key establishes the piano as the important voice in the piece, with the staggered introductions the other instruments suggesting the different factors and events which come into a relationship. The soaring melodies played by the trumpet from bar 19 illustrate the initial feeling of ecstasy in a relationship, before resolving back to the original piano tune. We then enter a section of fast semiquavers in the piano, interrupted by the irregular stabs of the other instruments, hinting at a troubled and confused relationship before resolving again to the original tune, this time played stronger.
We then get a major lead in, suggesting good intentions before these are interrupted by anger and frustration represented by fast, harsh minor chords and loud dynamics. Then, the piece modulates to a major key, with a sustained note in the cello, suggesting stability, before concluding with a gentle ascending melody. The last section represents either a positive conclusion, or maybe a sweet reminiscence, not in spite but in appreciation of the relationship past.