This movement is based entirely on a pedal note of B, maintaining the work’s obsession with its dedicatee’s initials while merging the “punta d’organo” subgenre with that of the tropical variegated nocturne, a clear favorite of Sorabji’s. The work ends as it begins, with a series of beautiful sensuous chords flanking the unending drone, clearly evoking Ravel’s “Le Gibet.”