Joyce Hope Suskind

Biography

Joyce Hope Suskind (1928-2017) enjoyed a varied career as composer, performer, and teacher in New York, her native city. After completing her studies at Juilliard as a scholarship student in oboe and voice, Suskind discovered her talent for composing while playing improvisational piano at the Martha Graham School. She received a commission from Lehman College to compose a score for a Balinese dance which was written for gamelan, flute, and percussion. She went on to specialize in vocal music, composing a score for a musical comedy, a revue, a feminist anthem, which was her first published song, cabaret songs, and numerous art songs, most of them set to the poems of WB Yeats. She is known as a composer of art songs, published by Hildegard and American Composers Edition. She passed away at her home in New York City on Sunday, Feb. 26th, 2017.

 

 

 

 

ACE Publications

12 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Joyce Hope Suskind PASSAGES - Seven Songs for Voice, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano Voice, Clarinet in A, Cello, and Piano
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Joyce Hope Suskind MEDITATIONS ON WAR AND PEACE voice, clarinet in A, piano
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Joyce Hope Suskind CELEBRATION solo flute or solo violin
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Joyce Hope Suskind PASSAGES - Seven Songs for Voice and Piano voice, piano
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Joyce Hope Suskind SIX STEVENSON SONGS -
High (Medium-High) Voice and Piano; flute
Joyce Hope Suskind TWO YEATS SONGS Voice, string quartet, piano
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Joyce Hope Suskind WILD SWANS AT COOLE voice, string quartet, piano
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Joyce Hope Suskind SHADOW-LIKE GENERATIONS voice, string quartet, piano
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Joyce Hope Suskind THREE THINGS -
Sop, pf
Joyce Hope Suskind VOICES OF WOMEN -
Sop, pf
Joyce Hope Suskind MEMORY TREE -
voice, pf
Joyce Hope Suskind WOMAN TO HER LOVER voice, pf
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Additional Works