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Lamentations of Jeremiah

By Z. Randall Stroope

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Piano (* opt. full orchestral arrangement, or ** wind ensemble accompaniment) (SATB choir)
Composed by Z. Randall Stroope. Octavo. Alliance Music Publications #AMP 0356. Published by Alliance Music Publications (AN.AMP-0356).

Item Number: AN.AMP-0356

Stroope.

* Orchestral score and parts available from the publisher: AMP-0356PS


The composer chose this text because of its "human-ness". Suffering to a greater or lesser degree is common to all human beings. The present musical setting of these lamentations seeks to capture the wide range of emotions which Jeremiah must have felt grief-stricken, alone, ready to cry out, sobbing uncontrollably, and torn between belief and his circumstance. Indeed, the composer has sought to firmly root the listener's feet "in the soil" of life and let him or her feel sorrow in one breath and love in the next. Choirs must communicate this array of juxtaposed passions to the listeners, who will understand and will know all too well many of these feelings. The piece ends in a sudden overwhelming feeling of confidence and unleashed power in his Lord ("Domine") and the strength of that relationship in difficult times.



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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    MN
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • November 28, 2015 Favorite song I've ever performed

    I performed this song at a choral festival with a 100 voice SATB choir in 2011 and I instantly fell in love. If performed in an acoustically designed space like a large church or orchestra hall it simply sounds amazing. If you want goosebumps at the end of a song...

    , this is the one you want. Period.

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  • 5

    DC
    Location:
    St. Peters, MO
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • November 02, 2008 STROOPE ROCKS!!!

    Lamentations of Jeremiah was the first Stroope piece I have performed. Since performing this song in an all district choir in Missouri, I have also performed Prelude to Peace and Homeland, also by Stroope. Lamentations is the most epic song I have ever heard or performed. It brought the house...

    down.

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