- After a quiet introduction for strings pizzicato, the violins give out a martial theme very quietly, and presently the wood wind joins in, and a graceful, rather florid theme for the wood is added; then comes the first theme again, and the march ends with some piano trumpet fanfares. - "Shakespeare and Music", Christopher Wilson.
- Bald melody- thin little tum- ti- tums, pizzicato, for accompaniment! - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.
- The floor, waxed and polished till it was as smooth as a sheet of gleaming ice, caught and held the tremulous reflections of a hundred flickering lights, whilst from above, where the orchestra was snugly tucked away in the gallery behind a bank of flowers, came faint pizzicato sounds of fiddles tuning up, alternating with an occasional little flourish or tentative roulade of notes. - "The Vision of Desire", Margaret Pedler.