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Items by Dale Trumbore

Results: 18
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Comment: Re: songs celebrating darkness at time of solstice....
Hi Jane,   I had a piece premiered yesterday(!) called Chant for Winter (SATB a cappella chorus; 5'). You can read the text, by contemporary poet Annie Finch, here. Feel free to email me at if you'd like to see a perusal score, as I'd be happy to send you one.   Than...
Comment: Re: Christmas: the excitement of the Birth
Hi Michael,   Ring Out, Ye Bells! for SATB chorus & piano is a joyous, original, upbeat piece about the birth of Christ, and I think it would be a perfect fit for your Christmas program. Ring Out, Ye Bells! won the 2013 VocalEssence Welcome Christmas Carol Competition and was premiered by...
Comment: Re: Favorite Lullabye
Hi Adam,   My piece Winged Lullaby (SATB, vibraphone, cello) was given a beautiful premiere by the Syracuse University Concert Choir after winning the Gregg Smith Composition Contest earlier this year. You can hear the piece and preview the score at the above link!   Thanks, Dale
Comment: Re: Looking for lush, grand, accompanied piece SSAA for winter
Hi Kathleen,   My piece Frozen In (SSA, piano & violin; 4 minutes) would be a perfect fit; it is a lush, accompanied piece describing the perfect, peaceful calm of a crisp winter evening. Perusal score and recording are up here, if you'd like to check it out.   Thank you for consid...
Announcement: NEW! Christmas Carol from Dale Trumbore - Winner of VocalEssence Carol Contest
Ring Out, Ye Bells!, a new, lively Christmas Carol for SATB chorus & piano, is available from award-winning composer Dale Trumbore. Ring Out, Ye Bells! was a winner of the 2013 VocalEssence Welcome Christmas Carol Contest.   View the score and hear VocalEssence's premiere performance her...
Comment: Re: Psalm Settings
Hi Monte,   You might consider my piece Sing to the Lord, a setting of Psalm 96 that would be a great fit for your program (SATB, highly rhythmic, 3 minutes). Recording and perusal score are here: Sing to the Lord.   Thanks, Dale
Comment: Re: Uptempo piece about love
Hi Ruth,   You might consider my uptempo, jazzy piece Love is a Sickness for SATB a cappella chorus, which, though unaccompanied, would definitely pair well with a madrigal about the negative aspects of love! You can preview the score and hear a recording here.   Best wishes, Dale
Comment: Re: Commission Contract Template/Boilerplate
Hi Russell,   Here is one version of my standard contract (very similar to Chris's, but with a few other details):   This Agreement, made [Date], by and between [Name of Composer] (hereinafter referred to as COMPOSER) and [Name of Commissioner] (hereinafter referred to as COMMISSIONER) witn...
Comment: Re: E or ME jazz pieces for concert choir
Hi Bruce,   You might consider my piece Love is a Sickness for SATB a cappella chorus. Feel free to email me at if you'd like to see a perusal score.    Good luck with your search!   Best wishes, Dale
Comment: Re: SSA (SA) winter songs
My piece "Frozen In" sets a wintry text by contemporary poet Annie Finch and is scored for SSA chorus, violin & piano. A recording and program notes are up here:   Good luck with your programming!   Dale
Announcement: The Whole Sea in Motion published by G. Schirmer
Dale Trumbore's The Whole Sea In Motion for SATB chorus & piano has been published by G. Schirmer's Dale Warland Choral Series. The Whole Sea in Motion is distributed by Hal Leonard and available here.   Hear the premiere recording of the piece, by the University of Southern California...
Resource: Dale Trumbore (California, USA)
PDF Document: Where Go the Boats? Sample
PDF Document: Frozen In Sample
PDF Document: Tribute Sample
PDF Document: Reflections Sample
PDF Document: Harmony in Gold Sample
PDF Document: Love is a Sickness Sample