Abandon (Rodin’s Muse)

SATB div./unacc.  Rainer Maria Rilke, poet, wrote this text of the impassioned relationship of sculptors Rodin and Camille Claudel. Commissioned by Kelly Parmenter, Conductor, and the Colorado Choir. This work being published by WALTON MUSIC following the premier by the Colorado Choir  in spring 2022.  Demonstration recording by The New American Voices, Z. Randall Stroope, […]

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All So Still

SATB/unacc;  “He came 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.”  This work preserves the haunting simplicity of the text. Publisher: Mark Foster Music MF 540

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Amor de Mi Alma

SSATB/opt. pno, TTBB version, or solo (high) voice & piano *SSATB version – Walton Music – WJMS 1025; *TTBB version – Walton Music – WJMS 1036; *High voice solo version – email grant.emusicmarketing@gmail.com;  SET: “Amor de mi alma” can be performed separately (above), or is the 4th movement of FOUR SPANISH SONNETS of GARCILASO DE LA VEGA […]

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And Sure Stars Shining …

SATB/piano 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.   Sara Teasdale Commissioned by the West Point Military Academy. Publisher:  Alliance Music Publishers, Houston, Texas SATB/piano – AMP 1085 (Also available in SSA/piano, AMP 1084)

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Caritas et Amor

SSATBB/unacc;  Randall wrote this work with frequent references to the well-known  antiphon, Ubi Caritas.   He conducts this work annually for mass at the Vatican.  It has been performed widely, including the Philippine Madrigal Singers, UP Marill Chorale, International Festival Roma, Raffles Singers (Singapore), among others. Publisher: Alliance 500

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Carmina Pax

Carmina Pax (Songs of Peace) Publisher:  www.zrstroope.com 30-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; with additional funding by Doug and Nickie Burns. Professional recording available on Spotify. “Peace” can narrowly be seen as an an absence of […]

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SSATB unacc. (This work is often staged as well.  See YouTube for examples) The text authorship of CHRISTI MUTTER (Stabat Mater) is unresolved. But what is clear is the unmatched tenderness and profound sadness of a mother watching her son die on a cross. This movement features three “characters,” beginning with the mother (“Christi Mutter!”) […]

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Cloths of Heaven, The

SATB/piano (also available in TTBB/piano); text by William Butler Yeats; performed by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Turtle Creek Chorale, Bournemouth TTBB Choir, Turtle Creek Chorale, among others, etc. Published: Colla Voce – 45-21062 (Mixed Version) Published: Colla Voce – 48-96760 (TTBB Chorus)

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Come Dwell in My Garden

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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