Tribute |  a cappella SSAA chorus  |  5’





















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Tribute (2010) was commissioned by the Orange County Women’s Chorus under the direction of Eliza Rubenstein; this piece was premiered on May 22, 2010 in Newport Beach, CA.


In choosing this poem to set, I was intrigued by the way that poet Annie Finch plays with words and sounds within the poem; though the poem doesn't rhyme, each sentence ends with similar-sounding words: "bone," "own," "upon." Within the composition, I play with these repetitive syllables, particularly the "n" and "oh" sounds that recur in these and other words (e.g., "when," "stone"). The music is divided into three distinct sections, corresponding with the three sentences of the poem. 


Dale Trumbore

















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