Anaphora was completed in January 2014, and was premiered by Simon Desbruslais and Clare Hammond on 7th March 2014 in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.
In 2009 the composer attended a trumpet master class for composition students at King’s College London given by Simon Desbruslais, during which the discussion turned to the musical opportunities afforded by the D trumpet, particularly in the higher registers. This workshop provided the early inspiration behind the composition of Anaphora.
During the opening passages several musical ideas are established, and are then recycled throughout the remainder of the work with varying degrees of similitude. In this instance, this kind of musical endophoric referencing allows themes and melodies to reappear in altered states providing at once a continually shifting yet highly familiar sound world.
- Trumpet in D