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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Michelangelo’s Sonnet

SSAATBB/unaccompanied; commissioned by the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association; text by Michelangelo; Italian language translation: “Love takes me captive, beauty binds my soul…”; 4’10” Premiered by the Oklahoma Music Educators Association – January 2019 Publisher:  Alliance Music Publ.  Released in print, January 2019

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Noche Serena (Night Serene)

SAATB/unaccompanied Poetry by Spanish poet Fran Luis de León; premiered at the 2012 Texas Music Educators Convention; commissioned by Allen High School (Texas). Publisher: Alliance 0881

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Os Justi

SSATBB unaccompanied; Written as a gift to friend, and former Maestro di Cappella at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Pablo Colino. Premiered at mass at the Vatican.

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Petrus (mvt 3, Triptych)

Peter (Petrus) was a Galilean fisherman and the brother of Andrew. Early on, Peter had many seemingly contradicting tendencies – fickle one day, while fiercely committed the next; afraid of being accused as a religious zealot, but willing to sacrifice his life for his values; gentle but tempestuous; quick to anger, but infinite in his […]

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Sicut Cervus

SATB/SAT (double choir adjacent or separated); Chant driven; particularly effective in cathedral setting; Large, full refrain; Publisher: Mark Foster (Hal Leonard)

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Three Metaphysical Motets

SATB/unacc. 1) The Collar (2:37) 2) I Saw Eternity the Other Night (1:52) 3) At the Round Earth’s Imagin’d Corners (2:48) Publisher: Alliance

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