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 not for sale until January 2022.

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Amor de Mi Alma (solo version)

AMOR DE MI ALMA (You are the lover of my soul) Z. Randall Stroope, composer Grant Harper, tenor Solo voice (high) and piano Garcilaso de la Vega (1503-1536) wrote Soneto V (Amor de mi alma). He is a vivid example of a Renaissance individual, skilled in music, arms, letters and the battles of love.  His […]

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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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The authorship of the original text  of CHRISTI MUTTER (Stabat Mater) 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 […]

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Danse Macabre

SATB/piano (E-Music download on this website) French; very fast-paced, high energy work. “Tap, tap tap – Death rhythmically taps a tomb with his heel… white skeletons flit across the gloom, running and leaping beneath their huge shroud!” $65.00 (allows for purchaser to make as many copies as needed)

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SATB/Virtuoso Piano Collaborator (4 movements) Commissioned by the Music Teachers National Association (work that features the piano, “accompanied by choir”)  James Johnson, pianist Water lilies are not securely grounded. Rather, they are tossed by wind, pounded by rain, and their large, leathery floating leaves wither in dry seasons. Still, water lilies survive. They manage to return year after […]

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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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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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