The Philosopher - Single

by Gillian Hollis & Dale Trumbore

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The Philosopher is the "b-side" from album Snow White Turns Sixty, featuring soprano Gillian Hollis & composer/pianist Dale Trumbore.


released August 29, 2011

Composed by Dale Trumbore; text written by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Recorded July 1, 2011 by Gillian Hollis, soprano & Dale Trumbore, piano, with John Baffa of TV Tray Studio. Artwork by Jackie Littman. Produced by Dale Trumbore for Dissonant Gorgeous Productions, LLC.



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Hailed by the New York Times for her “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies,” composer Dale Trumbore’s compositions have been performed widely across the U.S. and internationally by ensembles including ACME, the New York Virtuoso Singers, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, the Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists, and VocalEssence. ... more

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Track Name: The Philosopher

And what are you that, missing you,
I should be kept awake
As many nights as there are days
With weeping for your sake?

And what are you that, missing you,
As many days as crawl
I should be listening to the wind
And looking to the wall?

I know a man that’s a braver man
And twenty men as kind,
And what are you, that you should be
The one man in my mind?

Yet women’s ways are witless ways
As any sage will tell—
And what am I, that I should love
So wisely and so well?

—Edna St. Vincent Millay