One of the things I wanted to accomplish with the vignettes was stay far away from solo piano music. I had done a whole bunch of sonatinas, and Sibelius had improved to the point that the fake instruments didn’t sound that horrible. I needed to experiment. I needed to master multiple instruments and orchestration. Everything was way too melody and harmony. I really needed to do something about that.
So the first flute vignette was a big success, in my opinion.