Bliss described the movements:
Purple: Andante maestoso
The colour of Amethysts, Pageantry, Royalty and Death.
Red: Allegro vivace
The colour of Rubies, Wine, Revelry, Furnaces, Courage and Magic.
Blue: Gently flowing
The colour of Sapphires, Deep Water, Skies, Loyalty and Melancholy.
The colour of Emeralds, Hope, Youth, Joy, Spring and Victory.