River Town Sketches gives an impression of the village Rijsoord, located north of the ‘little Waal’. After the slow introduction ‘Dawn‘, the pace gets faster in the second section ‘War‘. Rijsoord has its place in history since the Dutch capitulation in World War II was signed here, after the bombing of Rotterdam. The third section ‘Pastorale‘ portrays the qualities of Rijsoord that made it into an Artists Colony. Finally, the current Rijsoord is shown in ‘River Town‘, a fast section with large musical contrasts.