The two parts of the light, airy work in Mamlok's typical aphoristic and precise late style are of no more than five minutes' duration in which happens a lot. The work begins with the tone 'E' which is tapped five times and wanders through all instruments of the quintet. Then various melodies and virtuoso figurations form in the beginning which, very quickly, lead to a quiet five-note legato motif. It appears for the first time in the cello part, becomes more and more present in all melodic instruments and then dominates the second movement in many variants. Its calm flow is interrupted once in a 'furioso' way by fast falling figures which are reminiscent of the gestures in the first movement.