Robert Anton Strobel (b. 1988) is a composer of a broad variety of music. Recently, his score was slated to be in the Final Concerts of the International Composerís Forum and Competition Alfred Schnittke. Some of the commissions he has received have included a work for some of the St. Louis Symphony orchestra strings performed at the Sheldon in St. Louis, and a work for oboist Dan Willett, which ended up being performed with the Esterhazy quartet. Robert was a winner in the Missouri Orchestra Composers Project, and the first prize winner in the FSU SCI sponsored Force Majeure Woodwind Quintet Commission Competition. He was also a finalist in the 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Awards. A doctoral student at Florida State University in composition, and holds degrees from the University of Missouri (MM in Composition), and the University of Northern Colorado (BM Performance and Composition, MM in Performance).

Compositions

Citron: From 3 Songs of the Librarian


3 Songs of the Librarian uses text from Ina Coolbrith's "Songs from the Golden Gate." The title is fitting, because Coolbrith, the first Poet Laureate of California, was a librarian herself. Citron, drawing from the poem "Sufficient," in particular describes the overwhelming scents, colors, sounds and smells of the world around Coolbrith.


Citron: From 3 Songs of the Librarian



3 Songs of the Librarian uses text from Ina Coolbrith's "Songs from the Golden Gate." The title is fitting, because Coolbrith, the first Poet Laureate of California, was a librarian herself. Citron, drawing from the poem "Sufficient," in particular describes the overwhelming scents, colors, sounds and smells of the world around Coolbrith. This recording was performed by Lisa Foltz as the Mezzo-Soprano and Chad Spears as the pianist.