work details

Anthem

  • Instrumentation: double trombone choir
  • Completed: September 2009
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Audio:
  • Based on:

    "I give you a new commandment" for SATB a cappella, DiOrio

  • Commission:

    Commissioned by the Ithaca College Trombone Troupe, Hal Reynolds, director

  • Program Note:

    Anthem was written for the Ithaca College Trombone Troupe and is based on one of my a cappella anthems, I give you a new commandment.

    Unlike the original anthem, the work has been reconceived in an antiphonal arrangement for two distinct choirs. I have always found the warm, lyrical sound of the trombone to be so evocative of the human voice and akin to the sound of a great mens chorus. This work is dedicated fondly to Hal Reynolds for inspiring me to transcribe the work for trombones.

  • Performances:
    • November 12, 2009 (Premiere)
      Ithaca College Trombone Troupe
      Hal Reynolds, director; Erik Kibelsbeck, conductor 
      Ithaca College - Ford Hall - Ithaca, NY
    • November 1, 2012
      Indiana University Trombone Choir
      Carl Lenthe, director
      Indiana University - Auer Hall - Bloomington, IN