Call to Remembrance - A Meditation on The Last Post
Here is the original recording:
This is a newer recording:
The enormously evocative, haunting theme of The Last Post has suddenly inspired me to write this piece - the first section in a single sitting on November 4th 2009 - having just written the theme out for Heather to play it at Alton Pancreas for a Remembrance Day service [she performed the music magnificently in a very cold church]. There are only ever three notes in the original bugle call [C E & G spanning an octave and a half] so I felt drawn to the challenge of creating any sort of harmonic structure. Then, after a few days, I added a substantial second section which incorporates a coda recalling the opening material.