This composition began as a workshop project with five VIth form students and a vague brief to do with the acquisition of three portraits by the eighteenth century portrait artist George Romney. Mother, father and son - and the son [name eludes me....] is the one whose collection of things formed the basis of the Museum collection. The lottery funding with which the paintings were secured from the nation also offered a tiny sum for this workshop. These spanned a week at the end of which I had worked briefly with each individual and, more importantly got some sketches from which I could choose material [which I will present when I can find the files...] The chamber version was performed on Saturday July 5th, in the Museum. I worked hard over the weekend and came up with this orchestrated version to demonstrate how their snippets of writing could develop.