Joyce Hope Suskind

ACE Publications

1 CELEBRATION (2015)
solo flute or solo violin

3 THE MEMORY TREE
voice, pf

5 PASSAGES - Seven Songs for Voice, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (2016)
Voice, Clarinet in A, Cello, and Piano

6 THE SHADOW-LIKE GENERATIONS (1993)
voice, string quartet, piano

7 SIX STEVENSON SONGS (2004)
High (Medium-High) Voice and Piano; flute

8 THREE THINGS
Sop, pf

9 TWO YEATS SONGS
Voice, string quartet, piano

10 VOICES OF WOMEN
Sop, pf

11 THE WILD SWANS AT COOLE (1997)
voice, string quartet, piano

12 A WOMAN TO HER LOVER
voice, pf

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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.

Joyce Hope Suskind with ensemble musicians, 2009

 

 

Joyce Hope Suskind in rehearsal with Kolot Ensemble, 2009