The word for the first movement is Rambunctious. Its definition is "difficult to control and wildly boisterous." To represent this definition musically, I chose a Vivace tempo in duple meter. The meter changes frequently and contains a lot of syncopation and hemiola, as if the music can't contain itself to a meter pattern.
The movement has a relentless energy and is mostly at a forte dynamic. While I can delineate a form (ABCAB), the contrast is more of mood and texture instead of musical material. Motifs are used freely between sections and develop symphonically, thus making them the same but different. The canonic middle section (C) is wildly boisterous because of the five imitative lines over an ostinato bass.
After composing this movement, I decided to create a poem to go along with it. Here it is:
Rambunctious is a scrumptious word
That rolls around my tongue
Rapscallion sounds are often heard
And playful tunes are sung
Scampering chords set the mood
Syncopated rhythms abound
Down and up the melody feuds
Playful turbulence all around
An instigator emerges from the pack
Others begin to follow
Maybe the leader should be on Prozac
To control the urge to wallow
Scampering chords and syncopated rhythms
Become more boisterous and wild
Wondering what can be done with him
How to control this unruly child
Below is the transposed score and sampled sounds in video format. Your comments are always welcomed.