Vocal and Choral Works

Salaam Alaykum, Shalom Alaychem (2011)

The work is both in Hebrew and Arabic and is a meditation on two very popular phrases found in both languages. The phrases are parallel in sound and meaning. Many interpretations can be derived from their similarities as well as their musical juxtaposition and overlap. Minimum purchase of 12 scores.

Instrumentation: SATB a cappella (3:30)
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Eternal Light (2010)

Setting of three poems by Sue Susman. Minimum purchase of 12 scores.

Instrumentation: SATB Choir (12:00)
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Scatter My Ashes (2009)

Five songs for soprano and piano on poems by Sue Susman.

Instrumentation: soprano and piano (12:00)
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Living These Seasons (2009)

Settings of four poems by Sue Susman. Minimum purchase of 12 scores.

Instrumentation: SATB Choir & Piano (14:00)
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Moving in to an Empty Space (1992)

The text is comprised of three poems by Sue Susman (William Susman's sister) following the life of a homeless woman. This new version was arranged for Jacquelyn Familant and Elaine Kwon.

Instrumentation: voice and piano (10:00)
First Performance: New York, Ico Gallery, March, 2009
Jacquelyn Familant, soprano and Elaine Kwon, piano
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Moving in to an Empty Space (1992)

The audio excerpt is from "Begging the Night for Change" one of three poems by Sue Susman (William Susman's sister) following the life of a homeless woman.

Instrumentation: soprano, clarinet, horn, piano (10:00)
First Performance: San Francisco, Old First Church, 1992
The Beaumont Ensemble; Sara Ganz, soprano; Joan Nagano, dir/piano
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