How Can I Keep From Singing?

SSATB/baritone solo/unacc.; Philadelphia poet/composer, Robert Lowry, wrote this beautiful tune.  Anna Bartlett Warner (Long Island) wrote the text;  arranged by Randall Stroope, this is a song of hope and faith. Publisher: Alliance 0300  

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How Sweet the Moonlight

SSATBB Text from The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare); Written for and premiered by Oklahoma State University Concert Chorale, Z. Randall Stroope, conducting. Publisher: AMP 1000

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I Am Not Yours

SATBB/unacc; Sara Teasdale, poetess;  this has fast become one of Randall’s most performed works; recordings by Corale Zumellese (Mel, Italy),  Vox Co. (Vancouver), Calgary (Canada) University, among many others. Publisher: Walton Music WJMS1041

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I Carry Your Heart With Me

SATB/piano & solo violin (or flugelhorn); text by e.e. cummings Commissioned and premiered by Haltom High School (Texas) on the Texas Music Educators Convention, Amy Allison, conductor “i carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere I go, you go…)” Publisher: Alliance 0726  

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I Have Loved Hours at Sea

I have loved hours at sea, gray cities, The fragile secret of a flower, Music, the making of a poem That gave me heaven for an hour;     Sara Teasdale Commissioned by the Michigan Choral Commission Consortium   $65.00 (allows for purchaser to make as many copies as needed)

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In Paradisum

SATB unaccompanied (also available in TTBB or SSA(A)/piano [SSAA version is only one with piano]) During this covid19 pandemic – like millions of others – I felt helpless, full of unanswered questions, and most of all – profoundly sad for the thousands of families who lost a loved one – a mother, a father, a […]

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Inscription of Hope

1) SATB / piano (or flute, oboe and strings) 2) Three-part mixed / piano 3) SSA / piano 4) TBB / piano 5) SA / piano Holocaust 1943 text: “I believe in the sun, even when it is not shining, and I believe in love, even when there’s no one there. And I believe in […]

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Judaskuss (mvt. 1, Triptych)

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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Lamentaciones de Jeremias

SATB/piano; This epic work is offered in three different accompaniment options:  piano, wind ensemble, or orchestra (parts available from publisher); one of Randall’s five most performed works;  commissioned by Texas Choral Directors Association; performed by Hispalensis Ensemble (Madrid), Sbor KOS Litomysl CZ,  Aestas Vocis, Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble, etc. Publisher: Alliance 475

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