Echo of Silence

Alliance Music Publ. – released  February 2019 SSAA/oboe/piano; Christina Rossetti, poetess; 4’03” Come to me in the silence of the night; Come in the speaking silence of a dream; Come to me with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright As sunlight on a stream; Come back in tears, O memory, hope, love of finished […]

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Odysseus and the Sirens

SSATB/soprano solo/piano/crotales; depicts the journey of Odysseus (the mythological seafarer) as he approaches the Island of the Sirens; epic text.  Randall performed this work on the 2016 Southwestern ACDA convention in Kansas City. Written for Dr. Trent Brown the choirs at Florida Gulf Coast University.  

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Inscription of Hope

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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Danny Boy (new tune, not an arrangement)

TTBB/piano/oboe Randall has set this very popular text (“Danny Boy”) to a new tune and harmonization; men’s chorus, oboe and piano.  Establishes a sound palette that is heart-wrenching and yearning all at the same time; for a chorus with great expressive capability. Publisher: Colla Voce 48-96720

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There is No Rose

SSA/piano/oboe; this recording conducted by Z. Randall Stroope and Bel Canto (youth ensemble); one of Randall’s most performed works;  found on a broad cross-section of programs from secondary and university treble choirs, to community and professional ensembles; is also available for flute choir. Publisher: Alliance 0392

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Song to the Moon

SSAA/flute/oboe/piano (recording is SATB version) Written for the Cantabile Women’s Chorus, Ontario Publisher: Walton Music HL08501762

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Psalm 23

SSA /piano/flute/oboe; this recording performed by Bel Canto, Z. Randall Stroope – conductor; frequent all-state work (Texas, New Mexico, and many other all-state choirs),  as well as community treble ensembles and university choirs. Publisher: Alliance 463

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My Flight For Heaven

Two versions: 1) SATB/oboe/piano 2) SSAA/oboe/piano (audio file above) Commissioned by Nova Voce Poetry by Robert Herrick: “Charm me asleep and melt me so. With thy decious numbers, That being ravished, Hence, I go. Away in easy slumbers” Publisher: Alliance (AMP 0957) Treble version; (AMP 0956) mixed version

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