The three pieces are:
An instrumentally colourful, impressionistic prelude. After a murmuring introduction, an evocative, wide-ranging theme is stated by bassoons and violins, and then fully developed.
Reigen (Round Dance)
Replete with both waltz music and Ländler music, this piece demonstrates an inherent eclecticism that, like in many of Berg's works, permitted a synthesis of old and new, classical and popular, often infused with grotesquerie.
A sizable and highly imaginative march, notable for its element of chaos and its extremes of orchestration. Berg is said to have declared: "There had to come a day when we could hear how a chord of eight tones really sounds in the brasses!".