Dale Trumbore Distributed by Graphite Publishing

Dale Trumbore is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer whose music has been praised by The New York Times for its “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies.” Trumbore’s compositions have been performed widely in the U.S. and internationally by ensembles including the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Modesto Symphony, Neave Trio, Pacific Chorale, Pasadena Symphony, The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists, and VocalEssence.

Trumbore is Composer in Residence for Choral Chameleon and was previously Composer in Residence for Nova Vocal Ensemble. She has been an Artist in Residence at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Copland House, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and Willapa Bay AiR.

How to Go On, Choral Arts Initiative’s album of Trumbore’s choral works, debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart. Choral Arts Northwest, The Esoterics, Helix Collective, New York Virtuoso Singers, and soprano Gillian Hollis have also commercially recorded works by Trumbore. Her published music is available through Boosey & Hawkes and G. Schirmer.

As a composer who works frequently with words, Trumbore is passionate about setting to music poems, prose and found text by living writers. She has written extensively about working through creative blocks and establishing a career in music in essays for 21CM, Cantate Magazine, the Center for New Music, and NewMusicBox. She is currently at work on her first book, Staying Composed: Overcoming Anxiety and Self-Doubt Within a Creative Life.

Trumbore holds a dual degree in Music Composition and English from the University of Maryland and a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Southern California. A New Jersey native, Trumbore lives in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of L.A. with her fiancé and their two cats.


Music Published by Dale Trumbore

After the Storm Passes

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

As it is in Heaven

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, organ, 5-10 min.

Ave Generosa

Dale Trumbore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, piano, 3-5 min.

Because I Am Human

Dale Trumbore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, less than 3 min.

Blessing

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Breathe in Hope (SATB)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, piano, 5-10 min.

Breathe in Hope (SSAA)

Dale Trumbore treble choir, Difficulty : 5, piano, 5-10 min.

Breathe in Hope (TTBB)

Dale Trumbore tb choir, Difficulty : 5, piano, 5-10 min.

Butterfly Lullaby

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

Closer to Home (SATB)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Closer to Home (SSAA)

Dale Trumbore treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Closer to Home (TTBB)

Dale Trumbore tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Completing the Circle

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Echo's Histories

Dale Trumbore tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Echo's Stories

Dale Trumbore treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Faster (SATB)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Faster (SSAA)

Dale Trumbore treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Faster (TTBB)

Dale Trumbore tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Footnotes to a History of Music

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Glorious, Glorious

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

History's Stories

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

How (from How to Go On)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

How to Go On

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 10+ min.

However Difficult (from How to Go On)

Dale Trumbore treble choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, less than 3 min.

In the Middle

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, piano

Knowing the End (from How to Go On)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Light of Late November

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Like Something Newly Freed

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Love is a Sickness (SATB)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Love is a Sickness (SSA)

Dale Trumbore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Love is a Sickness (TTB)

Dale Trumbore tb choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

One Blue Sky

Dale Trumbore treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Perhaps

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Relinquishment (from How to Go On)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Requiescat (from How to Go On)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Returning

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Ring Out, Ye Bells

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Sing to the Lord

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Sometimes Peace Comes (from How to Go On)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Spiritus Mundi

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 5-10 min.

The Christmas Rose

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

To See It (from How to Go On)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, less than 3 min.

When At Last (from How to Go On)

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Where Go the Boats

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

You Find Yourself Here

Dale Trumbore mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

1: (Easy) No divisi in voice parts, accompaniment doubles or supports vocal parts, diatonic, symmetrical phrases, textures mostly homophonic, simple rhythms, stepwise voice leading (conjunct), moderate ranges, no extended techniques, and limited sustained singing.

2: (Medium Easy) Limited divisi, voices somewhat independent from accompaniment, some chromatics, phrases may be longer or more fragmented, mostly homophonic, moderate rhythmic complexity, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderate ranges, extended techniques are simple, limited sustained singing.

3. (Medium) Limited divisi, unaccompanied, or with independent accompaniment (voice parts not doubled), many chromatics, phrases of varying lengths, more contrapuntal textures, moderately complex rhythms, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderately difficult/challenging ranges, extended techniques are potentially challenging, and some sustained singing.

4. (Medium Difficult) Abundant divisi, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, many difficult intervals (disjunct motion), difficult/challenging ranges, potentially difficult extended techniques, and a demand for sustained singing.

5. (Difficult) Adundant divis, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, extreme ranges, use of challenging or unusual extended vocal techniques, abundant sustained singing.