Completed in 1961 (and originally published by Chester Music), Alwyn's first major piece for piano solo after the 12 Preludes of 1959. In between these years Alwyn had suffered a nervous breakdown and, for a while, had lost the ability to compose. He was nursed back to health by his second wife, Mary (professional name - Doreen Carwithen) to whom the work is dedicated. The work consists of three contrasting movements entitled Allegro Appassionata, Evocation and The Devil's Reel. (Advanced) Duration 15 minutes.