SATB / piano or string quartet and oboe (or optional flute / oboe with piano / strings) “I believe in the sun, even when it is not shining, and I believe in love even when there’s no one there…” Has been a central musical cohesive force at several U.S. tragedies –  anniversary of Columbine High […]

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SSAA/piano; [Ē-vo-ka-∫õ]; secular text;  for more advanced treble choirs; competition-type work; French poet, Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869); composed for Nova Voce Publisher: Alliance 0734

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This performance conducted by the composer: “JUDASKUSS” (The Kiss of Judas) is the first movement of Triptych. (2nd movement – CHRISTI MUTTER  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vV3P…  and 3rd movement – PETRUS.   Judas “explains” why he felt forced to betray Jesus. [Transl. from German] “I was just fulfilling the scriptures. He urged me to do it, so I had […]

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Kyrie

SATB/unacc.; written for Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir for their recent tour to Europe; built on tritones, this work has an intense sense of yearning and human longing to find an anchor of peace. Published only on this website (www.zrstroope.com); not available through distributors. Note: E-music purchases are for […]

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This epic mixed chorus work is offered with three different accompaniment options:  piano, wind ensemble, or orchestra (parts available from publisher); one of Randall’s five most performed works;  premiered on the Texas Choral Directors summer convention; performed by Hispalensis Ensemble (Madrid), San Francisco State University, Sbor KOS Litomysl CZ,  Aestas Vocis, Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble, etc. Publisher: Alliance […]

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TBB/piano Poet: James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) American author, educator, poet and civil rights activist; “This land is ours by right of birth. This land is ours by right of toil; We helped to turn its virgin earth. Our sweat is in its fruitful soil.” Publish: Heritage Music Press

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SATB/organ Randall wrote this work for his parents as a parting gift, three months before both of them passed, four days apart:  “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord.” Free audio download as part of the album, “Let Us Go into the House of the Lord” (“Recording” […]

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Solo voice, flute & piano (flute on movement #3 only) Four movements: 1) Autumn 2) A Winter Night 3) I So Liked Spring (*with flute) 4) Summer’s Day Texts by: Charlotte Mew, Sara Teasdale, William Shakespeare, and Walter de la Mare FREE audio download of “Love’s Waning Seasons” on the Recordings page. (Randall is the pianist […]

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Written for James Litton and the American Boy Choir;  fourth movement of Missa for treble voices; S(S)A and organ (alt. piano part in back of score). Publisher: Alliance 0275

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