Judith Bailey: Egloshayle Trio Op. 59

This was composed in 1997 for Tony Cox and his Mainly Baroque Trio who are based in Egloshayle in Cornwall. Being a native of Cornwall, the composer chose the Cornish folk-song The Sweet Nightingale as the basis of the work which is set mainly in baroque form. The movements are: Prelude - Corrente - Sarabande - Giga and Postlude. Originally required as a work for two violins and 'cello, there is an alterative middle part for viola which Tony has used in his Delicato String Trio. The piece was first performed in South Harting, Near Petersfield and has received several performances since, mainly in Cornwall.