Faure always liked to create pieces with continuous movement accompanying some sort of lyrical melody. This piece has an ABA form, but the accompaniment is the same figure underneath the entire time regardless of melodic content. This creates an overall affect in the piece that reminds me of how Bach and other contemporaries of his would create pieces that focus on one single affect for their entire duration. This is more Faure inspired than Bach simply because of the harmonic content. It’s also almost April and spring hasn’t seemed to have sprung yet, so I felt that something happy sounding was overdue.