The three dances in this suite, "The Dance", "Lullaby" and "The
Marksmen", were written after Elgar and his wife returned from a holiday
in the Bavarian Alps. The pieces, especially lullaby, are quite unlike
Bavarian folk dances, and more closely resemble impressionistic
miniatures. The crack of the marksmen's guns (or maybe it's the slap
of palms on lederhosen!) can be heard in the third. All three movements
are light and engaging. There is another version for choir and piano,
with English words added, called "In the Bavarian Highlands".