The lyric first movement starts the piece with three flutes and alto flute. The second movement, a perpetual motion scherzo, begins with four C-flutes. There is no break between the third and fourth movements, and takes places over an ostinato. The piece comes to a bravura and virtuosic finale.
Tonightingale exudes austerity with clarity and concision.
Towards the end of 1949, the composer focused on composing his third string quartet, for which he went back to two musical themes, quite different one from the other, that he sketched around 1931-1932.
The Miniatures are small pieces for small groups (from duets, trios and quartets to groups of eleven players) which explore the possibilities of the performers from the perspective of sound rather than technique or virtuosity.
The style of Quartet de corda número 1 (String Quartet No. 1) by Lluís Benejam is highly expressive and includes a rhythmic accent to enhance a free and lively melody.