pulse together with the energy of the recurring melodic sixteenth triplets produces a vital rhythmic drive of a dynamic, joyful, gallant character.
The second movement is structured similarly, beginning and ending with a more marchlike
character that is contrasted by a lyrical middle section.
Then, the symphony returns to a more somber tone, leading to a Vivace finale with marchlike
Several elements in the musical discourse were interpreted as signifying war: in particular the marchlike
characteristics of many themes, the frequent use of the tamburo militare, and the destructive current in the scherzo movement, which is a kind of Totentanz or danse macabre.
In any case, the frothy character of the Vivaldi cantata negates any languishing vibrato, especially in the first marchlike
movement announcing the hunt.