Joyce Hope Suskind

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Joyce Hope Suskind (b. 1928) has enjoyed a varied career as composer, concert singer, oboist, pianist, and teacher. 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 gamelons, 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 currently interested in composing vocal chamber music. She resides in Manhattan, her hometown.

ACA List for Joyce Hope Suskind

1 CELEBRATION (2015)
solo flute or solo violin
2 MEDITATIONS ON WAR AND PEACE (2016)
voice, clarinet in A, piano
3 THE MEMORY TREE
voice, pf
4 PASSAGES - Seven Songs for Voice and Piano (2013)
voice, piano

suskind_passages_pv_excerpt.mp3

excerpt "Forgetfulness" Hart Crane
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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