Differences was composed for cellist Derek Snyder and is comprised of five short movements, very much like a Baroque suite however, the five individual pieces are radically different from each other in style and content. "Strand" is a kind of pop tune where the cello has the vocal line, although the rhythms are a bit more complex, sometimes jarring. "Air" takes its language from the Baroque, and the title refers to the canto style of long legato vocal lines over a slow and undulating accompaniment. "Country Dance" is a peasant tune whose middle section is very pastoral. "Blues" is a small chance for the performers to show a little soul. "Song", like "Strand", is a pop tune, though a bit more direct than the opening movement. Differences is also available for viola and piano.