Composer:   Z. Randall Stroope
Publisher:   Colla Voce Music
Edition:   48-96750
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 2008
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Here is a beautiful composition by Z. Randall Stroope for your holiday/winter concert. The text is by the German poet/theologian Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676). This composition is very typical of the works of Mr. Stroope. It calls for some divisi in the voices, there is text painting, and he seeks to push the envelope of our emotions. He invites the conductor and singer to “integrate musicality into the learning process from the first reading – it’s not ‘icing on the cake’ to be added when all else is ready; musicality is the soul of a piece, and the reason that music exists at all.” All My Heart This Night Rejoices is well worth your effort to know and learn.