Judith Bailey: Trencrom Op. 16


Trencrom is a tone poem scored for woodwind, two horns, strings and timpani. It was first performed in Petersfield, Hampshire in 1979. Trencrom is a hill which the composer can see from the window of her house in Cornwall and the word means “a crooked or rocky place”. The main theme was written down whilst the composer was walking on the hill with Isabel – a rare example when inspiration came to her suddenly.