Eco Op.186 (1991) Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano opens with the clarinet and cello in a passionate theme in this allegro liberamente. The piano then enters alone before soon being joined by the clarinet and cello in a forward moving section that eventually slows and becomes rather nostalgic. The music again becomes passionate leading to an extended solo piano passage. When the clarinet and cello join, they seemingly feed off each other in what Holmboe calls ‘echo’. A lovely mournful little andante con moto follows which, as it progresses, becomes more animated in a rather anxious way with the piano maintaining the mournful feel. The andante finale opens like a fresh spring morning, full of brightness. The cello joins and adds a little more gravitas but the clarinet is always leading the music up. A short, quiet piano interlude gives way to a bright ending with emphatic chords on the piano.