From The Deep

2004

For: Soprano Trombone, Piano and Synthesiser
Duration: 8 minutes

Written for Torbjorn Hultmark, this piece results from the'Rediscovering the Soprano Trombone' project that I have jointly been working on with him.

The music is based on a chorale from Cantata no 21 by J. S. Bach a piece which features a choir of trombones (SATB) to support the voices. Shortly after the mid 18th century, when this was written, the soprano trombone fell into disuse and so this music is in one sense picking up from where the instrument left off and at the same time referencing some ghostly echoes of its past.