Danse Macabre

SATB/piano (offered only on www.zrstroope.com  web site; not available through distributors) French; very fast-paced, high energy work Text: “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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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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Dies Irae

TBB/piano (also published for SSA/piano, SATB/piano) apocalyptic and epic text; work shows off skill of pianist Performed by the Ohio State University Men’s Glee Club, University of North Texas Men’s Ensemble, Oregon State University Meistersingers, Calgary  (Canada) Men’s Chorus, and many others. Publisher: AMP 0616 (TBB)

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She Walks in Beauty

SATB/piano;   Carl Fischer (CM9607); Poet – Lord George Gordon Byron, described as “mad, bad and dangerous to know,” is one of the greatest British poets. He was known for his brilliant use of the English language, as well as his flamboyant lifestyle and romantic escapades. Scholars believe that Byron wrote She Walks in Beauty in 1814 […]

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And Sure Stars Shining …

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. I will make this world of my devising, Out of a dream in my lonely mind, I shall find the crystal of peace, –above me Stars I shall […]

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Northwest Passage

Written for David Edmonds and the University of Montana choirs; a set of 3 shorter works; 1. A Willow By the River, 2.  Mountains, 3.  The Prairie; works are for SATB/piano (or SATB/orchestra) E. C. Schirmer Piano/Choral, No. 1.3438; Orchestra full score, No. 1.2453; Parts,  No. 1.3454

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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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