Instrumentation: alto saxophone, piano
Commission: John Sampen for Voices of Dissent
Dedication: To John
Premiere: John Sampen, saxophone, and Marilyn Shrude, piano. Voices of Dissent (Music at the Forefront), Bowling Green State University, 2/26/07
Duration: ca. 3’30”
Publication: contact composer
Trope is one of four pieces collectively referred to as Voices of Dissent, all of which are based in some fashion on We Shall Overcome. The others are Beginnings for alto saxophone and piano by Burton Beerman, Resonances for soprano saxophone and piano by Mikel Kuehn and Wedge for alto saxophone and piano by Elainie Lillios. The four works can be performed singly or as a group.