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Through the Hourglass

Bb Trumpet & Synthesized Sound
Dedicated to Andrea Jacobs, the Composer’s Daughter
Commissioned by Cathy Leach
17 minutes | 1990
Score 14 pages

Recorded on Opus One CD 153 and Zyode CD DS1013

In this piece, the mood evolves gradually from sombre to meditative to triumphant. An air of lonely desperation pervades the opening, and although the listener is left with a reminder of this feeling at the conclusion of the piece, the persistence of certain themes and motives along with the unyielding tonality create an overall air of childlike innocence coupled with patience and determination.