Scroll contains echoes of Baroque forms: a division into slow-fast-slow-fast sections, with the slow sections referring to triadic, tonal harmony, and the fast ones using dance-like rhythms. But the harmonies are often highly chromatic and atonal, while the rhythms are more Stravinskian and Afro- Cuban than Baroque.

Scroll was written in 1995, and commissioned through The Ontario Arts Council by the Canadian ensemble Terzetto, to whom it is dedicated.