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Joyce Hope Suskind (1928-2017)
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Please contact the American Composers Alliance for information about Joyce Hope Suskind's catalog of music.

Joyce Hope Suskind has enjoyed a varied career as composer, performer, and teacher in New York, her native city. After entering the Juilliard School on an oboe scholarship, she transferred her major to the study of voice. She is a self-taught composer. Her composing career grew out of her work as improvisational pianist for the Martha Graham School. She was commissioned by Lehman College to compose a score for Balinese dance, using gamelons and other instruments. She became a song composer, published by Hildegard, and American Composers Alliance.


Works in the NYWC Catalog:

After Long Silence

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
This song is published in print album "Six Songs To Poetry Of Yeats." Album also available on CD.
Publisher:
Casia Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 332
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
Office: (215) 649-8649
Fax: (610) 649-8677


Brown Penny

Duration: 1'48"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by William Butler Yeats.

A Drinking Song

Duration:
Instrumentation: 45", Pn, Voice
A poem by William Butler Yeats.

From A Railway Carriage

Duration: 1'14"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Ten
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

He Hears The Cry Of The Sedge

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, mez or Ten
A poem by William Butler Yeats.

Hermandad 4'20",

Duration: 4'20"
Instrumentation: Sop, Alto, Ten, Bs
Feminist anthem. Lyric is translation of "Sororite." Music is different.

Hurrahing In Harvest

Duration: 3'54"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten, Voice
A poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

I Made This World, Johnny

Duration: 2'53"
Instrumentation: Med~Voice,Guit~or~Pno
Poem by Eric Blau.

I Wander In Lonely Playgrounds

Duration: 2'55"
Instrumentation: Cl,Pno,Sop,Mezzo,Ten,or~Sop,Mezzo,
ten, ob, pn. Poem by Judith Alexander.

The Lake Isle Of Innisfree

Duration: 3'29"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
This song is published in print album "Six Songs To Poetry Of Yeats." Album also available on CD.
Publisher:
Casia Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 332
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
Office: (215) 649-8649
Fax: (610) 649-8677


Mad As The Mist And Snow

Duration: 1'50"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
This song is published in print album "Six Songs To Poetry Of Yeats." Album also available on CD.
Publisher:
Casia Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 332
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
Office: (215) 649-8649
Fax: (610) 649-8677


Meditations on War And Peace

Duration: 20 minutes
Instrumentation: Voice, Clarinet, Piano
This suite of five songs is written to the lyrics of three poets,
William Butler Yeats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Morgan Alexander.
Each song contains lyric and musical elements representing both war and peace.The Second Coming, by Yeats, one of the most famous poems in the English language,inspired the final song."And what rough beast...slouches toward Bethlehem to be born","is set to a...march-like rhythm which, paradoxically moves into the realm of great art by being uplifting rather than depressing or alarming." New Music Connoisseur Barry L. Cohen
Publisher:
American Composers Alliance
PO Box 1108
New York, NY  10040
USA
Office: (212) 925-0458
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The Memory Tree

Duration: 3'7"
Instrumentation: Pn, Voice
A poem by Anne Tallon.

Men Improve With The Years

Duration: 2'34"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by William Butler Yeats.

Music I Heard

Duration: 2'41"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by Conrad Aikin.

My Bed Is A Boat

Duration: 2'21"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

My Shadow

Duration: 2'27"
Instrumentation: Fl,Sop,Ten,or~Sop,Ten,Pno
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Peace

Duration: 3'41"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten, Voice
A poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

A Poet To His Beloved

Duration: 1'25"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, mez or Ten
A poem by William Butler Yeats.

Prairie Shoes

Duration: 4'42"
Instrumentation: Cl,Pno,Sop,Mezzo,Ten,or~Sop,Mezzo,Ten,Pno,Ob
Poem by Judith Alexander.

Requiem

Duration: 2'17"
Instrumentation: Soloists, mix Chorus, 3333-4331, Hp, Strings, 5 Perc players.
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Settings Of Poems By William Butler Yeats

Duration: 6'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Long Silence; Prayer for Old Age; Brown Penny; Drinking Song; Her Anxiety; Mad As Mist and Snow; Men Improve With Years; Four Ages of Man; Dancing Days Gone; Lake Isle of Inisfree; Pity of Love; Song of Wandering Aengus; Wild Swans at Coole; Three Things; Isle in Water; Shadow Like Generations; When You Are Old. NY Times (1993): "Strongest presence was Joyce Hope Suskind." Separate scores for each song; not in book form. Songs are also listed individually.

Settings Of Poetry Of Robert Louis Stevenson

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
From A Railway Carriage; My Bed is a Boat; My Shadow (flute not piano); Requiem; The Swing; Where Go the Boats? Songs are also listed individually. Separate scores for each song; not in book form.

The Song Of Wandering Aengus

Duration: 3'41"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
This song is published in print album "Six Songs To Poetry Of Yeats." Album also available on CD.
Publisher:
Casia Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 332
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
Office: (215) 649-8649
Fax: (610) 649-8677


Sororite

Duration: 3'20"
Instrumentation: Sop, Mez, Ten
Words and music by Joyce Hope Suskind. Feminist anthem.

The Swing

Duration: 2'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Ten
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Those Dancing Days Are Gone

Duration: 3'43"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
This song is published in print album "Six Songs To Poetry Of Yeats." Album also available on CD.
Publisher:
Casia Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 332
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
Office: (215) 649-8649
Fax: (610) 649-8677


Three Things

Duration: 4'35"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by William Butler Yeats.

To An Isle In The Water

Duration: 2'47"
Instrumentation: Pn, Voice
A poem by William Butler Yeats.

What Can the Shadow-Like Generations

Duration: 6'48"
Instrumentation: Sop, Mez, Ten, bar
Poem by William Butler Yeats. From Oedipus Rex.

What Can The Shadow-Like Generations Of Man Attain?

Duration: 6'48"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by William Butler Yeats. Also available for voice and orchestra.

When You Are Old

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by William Butler Yeats.

Where Go The Boats?

Duration: 1'39"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Where Is The Child?

Duration: 3'7"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by Anne Tallon.

Why Should The Heart Take Fright?

Duration: 2'42"
Instrumentation: Pn, Voice
A poem by William Butler Yeats.

The Wild Swans At Coole

Duration: 5'20"
Instrumentation: Sop, Mez, Ten
In medium key.

Wild Swans At Coole, The

Duration: 5'20"
Instrumentation: Sop, Mez, Ten
This song is published in print album "Six Songs To Poetry Of Yeats." Album also available on CD. Also available with orchestral accompinament in medium key. Sheet music also printed in medium key.
Publisher:
Casia Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 332
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
Office: (215) 649-8649
Fax: (610) 649-8677


A Woman To Her Lover

Duration: 6'40"
Instrumentation: Pn, Sop, Mez, Ten
Poem by Christina Walsh.

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