Postlude began life as a member of a projected set of Bagatelles (of which two have been completed and several others are in progress). During the composition process this work seemed to grow of its own accord into a duration and character which made it no longer suitable for inclusion in the set. As such it has become an independent piece. The title is a reflection of my sense of the character of the work. The music feels and sounds to me as though it emerges in the wake of something which itself is vague and undefined; the piece emerges from and returns to this unknown place. Postlude was commissioned by and is dedicated to my good friend Peter Vinograde.