The three movements of Summer Scenes capture the changes in summer days caused by nature and the moods that these changes suggest. The first movement, "Sunny," begins in G-flat major and moves to G major. Continuous eighth-note motion in a lyrical setting suggests bright days. "Sultry" is the second movement, a carefree waltz. The left hand includes sections with large jumps from a single note to a block chord. The agitated last movement, "Stormy," alternates between 4/4 and 6/8 meters. The virtuosic ending showcases fortissimo octaves and chords.