SATB/unacc;  “He can all so still Where his mother was, As dew in April That falleth on the grass…. Mother and maiden Was never none but she!  Well may [might] such a lady God’s mother be.” Publisher: Mark Foster Music MF 540

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Three versions:  SSATB/opt. piano), TTBB version, or solo (high) voice & piano version; Four Spanish Sonnets of Garcilaso de la Vega) 1) En tanto que de rosa y azucenda 2) Si para refrenar este deseo loco 3) Hermosas ninfas que (published separately) 4) Amor de mi alma (published separately) Sung by Quire of Voyces (England), Choral […]

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There will be rest, and sure stars shining, Over the roof-tops crowned with snow. A reign of rest, serene forgetting, The music of stillness holy and low. I will make this world of my devising, Out of a dream in my lonely mind, I shall find the crystal of peace, –above me Stars I shall […]

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SSATBB/unacc;  Randall wrote this work with frequent, brief references to the opening (and well-known) theme of the 19th century antiphon, Ubi Caritas.  He then builds sonic reflections on that theme using new material. Randall conducts this work annually for mass at the Vatican, and is a favorite for the choir there.  This work has been […]

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The authorship of the original text is still unresolved. But what is clear is the vividness, unmatched tenderness, and profound sadness of a mother watching her son die on a cross. The work features three “characters” in this epic and profoundly sad event. The first is the mother – “Christi Mutter!”  The work starts with […]

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SATB/piano (also available in TTBB/piano); Randall set this on a text by William Butler Yeats; performed by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Turtle Creek Chorale, Bournemouth Male Choir, Heritage Singers (Jacksonville), etc. Published: Colla Voce – 45-21062 (Mixed Version) Published: Colla Voce – 48-96760 (Men’s Chorus)

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SATB/piano (also written for a soprano/baritone duet and piano);  Randall wrote this work in Lithuania on a choir tour, upon the announcement that two of his choristers were getting married.  “Come dwell in my garden, let me hear your voice, let me touch your robe, come dwell in my garden – my song of songs.” Publisher: Colla […]

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SSAATTBB/unaccompanied; Latin text;   Randall set this epic text (the first section of words he wrote) to to describe Saul’s dramatic event on the road to Damascus; often used in European and Asian choral competitions; sung by UT Vocal Ensemble (winner of 2016 European Grand Prix for Choral Singing, Lorenzo Donato – conductor), Sofia Vocalensemble Sweden, Tomsic […]

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SATB/piano;  Civil War text; subject of perseverance, love and homecoming;  commissioned by Choirs of America; recorded by the Southwest Repertory Singers, Z. Randall Stroope, conducting. “….The cannons are silent, no drum o’er the hedge row; just the sound of rain on summer wheat; I dance to beauty, I dance to laughter; Beyond the pinewood, through […]

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