Joyce Hope Suskind

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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.

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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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