Daniel Romberger - The Mourning Tree

from PATTERN: An Homage to Everybody's Gone to the Rapture by Materia Community

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Conceptually, the Mourning Tree by Jessica Curry is the thematic representation for Wendy, Stephen’s mother. This arrangement for eight trombones, using a combination of modern and archaic compositional techniques, seeks to develop a connection with Wendy on an intimate, emotional level, despite lacking these beautiful lyrics.


I passed the day at the mourning tree,
Where the river's sorrows run deep
And all at once a host of birds
Did settle and nest around me

In their song, I heard your song
I heard the bomber's drone
beneath those birds and the swaying wheat
I heard you coming home

Oh my love where did you fly?
After you came home to me
Like the nightjar you left me here
To nest in the mourning tree.


from PATTERN: An Homage to Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, released August 12, 2016
UPC 00191061909538
Ⓟ 2016 Materia Collective LLC

Daniel Romberger: Producer, Arranger, Trombones (18), Mixing Engineer

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