Margaret Collins Stoop is a versatile musician, bringing passion to each aspect of her musical endeavors.
An award winning composer of choral and chamber works, Meg's music has been performed throughout the United States and Europe. She is president of the non-profit composers guild, Connecticut Composers, Inc.
New CD release!
On August 12, 2014, Navona Records released
The CD features the work of six members of Connecticut Composers, Inc., and includes Time Pieces, Meg's five movement suite for solo piano, performed by pianist/composer Allen Brings.
New Piece for winds and strings!
Go to the audio samples page to hear a sound file of my new work, Quartet for Reeds and Strings, for oboe, clarinet, cello and piano.
This five and a half minute piece explores the range of textures and registers available to this unique combination of instruments. The percussive nature of the piano offsets pizzicato from the cello, agile melody lines in the reeds are echoed and interpreted in the piano.
Also new on the audio samples page
is a recording of H. Roz Woll singing Meg's "Ask Me No More" for mezzo soprano and piano. The text is by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Music at Bryant Library
Sunday October 19, 2014 at 2 p.m.
In a concert presented by Long Island Composers alliance, Meg's new work, Quartet for Reeds and Strings,
will received its premiere performance.
Bryant Library, 2 Papermill Rd, Roslyn, NY 1157
Right now I am excited to be writing an orchestral piece called "Phoenix Falling." This piece is inspired by the wonderful sculptures by Xu Bing currently installed at St. John the Divine in Manhattan. The sculptures had a lasting impact on me. For days after viewing them I kept seeing the ribbons spiraling from the sides of the beautiful phoenixes, giving them a sense of motion, and I heard music spiraling down to accompany this vision.