Well, the summer heat has arrived in the Redwoods, and with it, arrived this piece. The mp3 is, naturally, the GPO Steinway.
A day or two before the summer solstice, the idea for this burst upon me more or less full blown. But after writing, it required a devilish amount of effort and rewrites to make it work. The approaching solstice drew my attention to the approaching hot weather (not to my liking) and I was thus reminded of the ancient Egyptians association of Sirius with the summer heat. That is the only connection between this music and Egypt or Sirius.