Margaret Collins Stoop - composer    private music instructor
List of Works

Vocal/Choral

All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded  3:00
for SSATB a capella chorus, Setting the words of John Bennet.
Commissioned by the Southern Connecticut Camerata.

Ask Me No More   4:06
for mezzo soprano and piano, setting the poem by Alred Lord Tennyson

Dreams 2:25
for mezzo soprano and piano, setting the poem by Langston Hughes

Domestic Work, 1937 6:10
for mezzo soprano and piano, setting the poem by Natasha Trethewey

Gnosis   7:30
for SATB chorus, vibraphone and marimba, setting the poem of the same name by transcendentalist poet, Christopher Pearse Cranch.
    Recipient of the Masterworks Prize, 2006    

Hestia’s Loom   4:27
for SSAA a cappella  chorus, setting an excerpt from the poem “The Webbing of Women”  by Susan S. Fulljames.
      
maggie and milly and molly and may   2:28
for SA chorus,  flute and piano, setting the poem by  E. E. Cummings          First Prize in the Berkshire Children’s Chorus Composition Competition, 2007 
   Published by Treble Clef Music Press
        
Prayer for Peace: E Pluribus Unum   4:30
for  SATB a cappella  chorus, setting 47 different words for  'peace’  from fifty-six different languages.
    Honors Distinction in the Waging Peace Through Singing Competition, 2002

Sanctum, Sanctum, Sanctum   5:20
for SSA chorus and piano, setting an excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut’s Requiem, translation into Ecclesiastical Latin by John F. Collins.
    Recipient of the Settie Lehmann Fatman Prize for best composition in small form, 1988
      
The Shepherd and the Night Sky    4:00
for solo singer, SAB chorus, flute and piano, setting words by the           composer.
    Recipient of the Masterworks Prize, 2006
    Recorded for ERM Media by the Kiev Philharmonic, Robert Ian     Winstin  conducting.  Released on Holidays of the New Era CD by ERM Media on Nov. 15, 2006.

Song of Thanksgiving  3:30
for SATB chorus and keyboard, setting psalm 108
       arranged for SATB chorus, two flutes, two French horns, piano and string orchestra for the St. Joseph Choir and the St. Joseph Chamber Orchestra, Astoria, NY

Teach Me a Blessing  5:36
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, trumpet and piano.
       Commissioned by the Temple Shearith Israel, Ridgefield, CT
       Sets the words of  Leah Goldberg, in both Hebrew and English.

Time Alone 2:54
for mezzo soprano and piano, setting Meg's own words.

Tree Trilogy 
a work in three movements, for adult SSAA chorus, children’s chorus and piano.  
   City Trees     3:00
for SSAA chorus and piano, setting the poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. 
   The Talking Oak   2:00
a round in three parts for children’s chorus and piano, setting the poem by Mary Carolyn Davies
   I am Tree    3:10
for SA adult chorus, children’s chorus and piano, setting words by the composer

Unspoken Prayer  10:00
for mezzo-soprano solo, SSA chorus and piano.
Sets the composer's words.

Instrumental

Before and After the End    5:20
for two violins, viola and two cellos
    Finalist in the American Romanian Team for the Arts Young Composers Competition, 1998

Cakewalk Rondo1:39
for flute trio or choir in three parts, with graded parts I, II and III
      
Circle Jam   5:43
for flute, cedar flute, clarinet, djembes, dun-dun, shakere, claves and  maracas (four players)

Cybele 5:43
for flute and piano
     
A Dance for Ilse 2:09
for piano solo

A Day in Martin Park 2:30
for piano solo

For me and Allen   6:58
for Flute and Piano
       
Four Steps    1:00
for violin, cello and double bass

Hedels Fanfare    12:00
for brass band and percussion                     
       Commissioned by the “Door Eendracht Sterk” Fanfare Band of Hedel, the  Netherlands   

Ilse's Dance    2:05
for piano solo.
      Commissioned by Suzanne Enser Ryan

Lonesome Flute: Fantasy on a Native American Theme   4:46
for flute solo
      
Moody Morning    3:36
for piano solo
      
A Night Song    5:11
for flute, cello and piano

Phoenix Falling  13:25
for chamber orchestra
      
Signe’s Song    4:23
for  flute, oboe and guitar
       Commissioned by George Cork Maul and The Constellation Trio

Quartet for Reeds and Strings  5:28
for oboe, clarinet, cello and piano

Sometimes   1:00
for violin I, violin II, viola, cello, and double bass

Tantrum 6:00
for solo piano

Time Pieces 
five short movements for solo piano
    Times Squared    2:40
     Time Alone   3:25
     Dinnertime    2:06
     Time Warp    3:01
     All in Good Time 1:55

Wind Quartet
for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon
    Recipient of the Settie Lehmann Fatman Prize for best composition in  large form, 1989.
      
Vocal Arrangements

How Great Thou Art   4:15
an arrangement of the traditional hymn for SATB a cappella  chorus

Water’s Comin’ In   2:10
an arrangment of the original work, words and music by Evelyn Avoglia. 
    Set for  SSA a  cappella  chorus
      
Welcome is the Season   3:10
an arrangement of the original work, words and music by Claudia Chapman. 
    Set for SSA chorus, flute and piano
      
What Wondrous Love is This?    3:00
an arrangement of the Southern Harmony hymn, for SSA a cappella
     
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.
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