||Divertimento No. 2, a work drawing on the tradition of classical and romantic models, is a second composition designed specifically for the voices of the Kammerwerke dectet. Two common trends in the miniature compositions by Alan Pearlmutter are harmonic progressions which meander into unexpected, yet colorful regions, and melodies which might blend together harmoniously. The peaceful themes of this work share a similar shape. The first movement unfolds a fugal presentation. The second movement features two contrasting themes which combine. The concluding theme and variation movement brings the music to classical closure, despite its romantic tendencies. Also available as a PDF.