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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Two versions:  SATB/organ (piano)  or  SA/piano George Herbert text, “Come my Way, my Truth, my Life..” Publisher: Morning Star Music Pub 50-6515

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SATB/treble choir/brass (4 tpts, 3 tbns, tuba), percussion (2) & organ Mvmt 1 – brass only (fanfare 3:00) Mvmt 2-4 are for mixed chorus; treble choir (can be done by children’s choir if desired) sings on movements 3 and 4. Performed by the Hickory Choral Society (NC), Arlington Master Chorale (TX), and many others this […]

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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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SSATBB/unacc. Sung by Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (New York City); 7 times for mass at the Vatican;  The Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels; also performed by numerous colleges, universities and community choruses. Publisher: Alliance 500

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Carmina Pax (Songs of Peace) Publisher:  ZRS Publishing 28-minute choral/orchestral work in seven movements, each encountering a different aspect of conflict and peace. Commissioned and premiered by the Arlington Master Chorale, Arlington, TX Professional recording made in March 2019, and available on April 1, 2019, Z. Randall Stroope conductor. “Peace” can narrowly be seen as […]

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Second movement of “A Living Triptych.”  (First movement is JUDASKUSS.)  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 […]

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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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1) SATB/piano (50-7068) 2) SATB/orchestra (50-7068A) “Come dwell in Solomon’s walls, come dwell in the house of the Lord; where wisdom and righteous, justice and holiness, join at the feet of God.” “The piece is perfect to program when celebrating the life of the church and the power that prayer can have in the life […]

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