Jeanne Singer (1924-2000)

Jeanne Singer (1924-2000)

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Composer and pianist. BA Barnard College, Phi Beta Kappa, Honorary Ph.D. in Music. Performed world-wide. Jeanne Singer set over 150 poems to music as art songs, choral works and vocal-chamber settings combining voice with solo instruments. The poets are mainly American with a sampling of other languages. She composed a number of chamber works for various combinations of instruments including flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, harp, violin, viola, cello, piano. She completed a large work for orchestra and solo voice in two parts, "TRIBUTE TO RAOUL WALLENBERG" based on 2 American poems: TO BE BRAVE IS ALL (Madeline Mason) and AVENUE OF THE RIGHTEOUS (Anne Marx).
She studied composition at Columbia University under Douglas Moore and others. She was a private piano pupil of Nadia Reisenberg for 15 years. A recipient of the Artist Diploma (gold medal) from the National Guild of Piano Teachers, she has concertized extensively. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music from World University in 1984.
Style is tonal, melodic, neo-romantic. Scores of all works available.

To Be Brave Is All (Dedicated To Raoul Wallenberg)

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any high voice, any string, any voice, piano, violin

Description: Text by Madeline Mason. Premiered Chelsea Center for the Arts, L.I., NY, for Wallenberg commemorative concert, 1992. Intense, dramatic with contrasting lyrical sections. Requires strong solo voice and expert violinist. "...intensely moving..." - L.I. review. Tape avail.

Galina's Song

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): Galina'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Text by composer. Premiered by Florence Hechtel at Chelsea Center, L.I., 1992. Cabaret or theater style with Russian flavor. Not difficult. Suitable for students as well as concert. Tape avail.

Two In The Zoo

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Poem by Madeline Mason. Premiered by the Musinger Players 1991 at Pen & Brush, NYC. Starts humorously but ends philosophically. For professionals.

Time Tells (3 Songs)

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Three humorous songs on aging. Poems by Dorsha Hayes and Rhoda Bandler. Premiered 1991 L.I. Composers' Alliance, Chapin Theatre, Huntington, NY.

Lost Garden

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, cello, mezzo soprano, piano, tenor voice

Description: Premiered Port Washington, 1989, A. Miskell, ten. Text by C. Lengyel; philosophical, dramatic, lyric cello is featured equally with voice. 12 concert performances, NY 1989-90. Rec CD & Cassette, Cambria Records. "...Most emotionally powerful song I have heard in some time...- Women's News, Westchester. COR PUBLISHING

Query To The Creator

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Premiered Nassau County Fine Arts Festival, 1987, A. Miskell, ten. Poem by D. Hayes; dramatic and humorous. Numerous performances USA. Rec CD & cassette, Records.

Andante

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Medium difficult; suitable advanced students and concerts. performed by Lincoln Center, Long Island, Un. Wisconsin."

Wry Rimes (Cycle)

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, mezzo soprano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: 5 short poems by C. Lengyel; humorous. Premiered Nassau County Fine Arts Cent, 1987, F. Hechtel, sop, J. DePalo, cl. Delius Award 1988. Perf. Delius Festival, Jacksonville, FL; numerous other performances. Requires virtuosity. Tapes avail for 2 versions. Ten, bn version recorded CD & cassette, Cambria Records.

Wry Rimes Cycle

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, mezzo soprano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: 5 short poems by C. Lengyel; humorous. Premiered Nassau County Fine Arts Cent, 1987, F. Hechtel, sop, J. DePalo, cl, Delius Award, 1988. performed Delius Festival, Jacksonville, FL; numerous other performances. Requires virtuosity. Tapes avail for 2 versions. Ten, bn version recorded CD & cassette, Cambria records.

American Vision

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: 4 songs med/high voice. Lyrics J. Singer: "Find Your Own Way," "Ten Steps Ahead," "There is Darkness," "Hey, America!." Premiered F. Hechtel, sop, Int. Cong. IBA, New Orleans 1986. Am mus idioms: folk, gospel, etc. For professional soloist.

Recollections Of City Island

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, oboe, piano, viola

Description: 1st prize CAAA 1986. Commissioned by L'Amore Di Musica Ensemble. Premiered Garden City, NY, 1985; 3 mvmnts. performed Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, radio. Contrasting scenic moods: Night Moorings; Church on the Corner; Nice Day on the Bay. Tape avail.

Librarius (Cantata)

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: A cantata in praise of books. Text excerpts from Disraeli, Byron, Stoddard, J. Fitzgerald. Commissioned/Premiered Manhasset Public Library, 40th Anniversary. Other NY perf. 2nd Prize 1985 Composers & Songwriters Int.

Follow, O Follow

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: piano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Duet for solo voices. Commissioned by Austin Miskell. Premiered College of Sante Fe 1984. 1st prize CAAA 1986. Poem by Cornel Lengyel. Rec CD disc Cambria Records and cassette.

Songs From Later Years (Cycle)

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: 4 songs for high voice. 4 poems by Cornel Lengyel: "Harvest," "The Bargain," "Elegy," "Of Time Lost." Premiered Austin Miskell, Budapest, 1985. 1st Prize Composers & Song Writers International, 1985. Philosophical, varying moods. Rec CD & cassette, Cambria Records.

Betrothal

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Description: Text R. Bandler. Commissioned by National Society of Arts & Letters. Premiered National Arts Club, NYC, 1983, F. Hechtel, mez. Numerous performances USA. Lively Scottish dance-like flavor. Tape available.

I Would Sing Now

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Text C. H. Jacobs. Commissioned by National Society of Arts & Letters. Premiered National Arts Club, NYC, F. Hechtel, mez. Slow and introspective. Tape avail.

Ballad Of Changing Times

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Light and humorous. Commissioned by Faerder Singers, Brooklyn NY. Premiered Norwegian Seamens Church, Brooklyn. Text by Composer.

Old Wild Woman

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Commissioned by National Society of Arts & Letters. Premiered National Arts Club, NYC, 1983, F. Hechtel, sop. Poem by D. Hayes; dramatic and humorous. Numerous performances USA, Lincoln Center. Recorded CD & cassette, Cambria Records.

Reverie

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Text D. Hayes. Premiered Nassau County Fine Arts Festival, 1983, M. Bismarck, sop. Romantic, very lyrical. performed NYC, Santa Fe, Budapest.

5 Galgenleider

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice, piano, soprano

Description: 5 songs. Commissioned by Florence Hechtel for Deutsches Haus, NYC. German poems by Christian Morgenstern; humorous. Premiered 1982. 1st prize Composers, Authors & Artists of America, 1986. performed Budapest, Hungary and Lincoln Center. "Music perfectly matching the poet's black humor..." - Boston review.

Four Songs Of Reverance (Cycle)

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Description: 4 songs: "Midnight," "Fiat," "For Justice," "Abode." 1st prize NLAPW, 1984; 1st prize Composers Guild, 1982. Poems have religious overtones, non-specific. Suitable church solos and concerts. Worldwide.

Mary's Boy

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): Mary'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Commissioned by Anya Laurence. Premiered Toronto, Royal Academy Choir. Suitable for church as well as concert. Poem by James Harrison - lyrical version of the Passion. PLYMOUTH MUSIC

Grandmother's Attic

Year: 1980

Duration (in minutes): Grandmother'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument quartet, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, cello, flute, oboe, violin

Description: Commissioned by L'Amore Di Musica Ensemble; 5 movements. Numerous performances USA, South America. Suggests American folk idioms. Medium difficult. Suitable for students as well as concerts. Tape avail. COR PUBLISHING

Go In Peace

Year: 1980

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Grand Prize 1982 Composers Guild. Poem by Dorsha Hayes. Sombre, dramatic. performed Lincoln Center, Salt Lake City, Bogota, Columbia. College level chorus, concerts. Deals with death.

Salt Cathedral

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any string, any voice, piano, soprano, tenor voice, violin

Description: Commissioned by A. Miskell. Premiered Bogota, Colombia 1980. Mystical Text and mood. Other performances, NYC, Kansas Un., elsewhere USA.

Come Greet The Spring

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: 1st Prize Composers Guild 1979. Commissioned by North Shore Singers. Text by E. Boyd. Cheerful. Has soprano solo; lively piano part. Suitable High School, concerts. PLYMOUTH MUSIC

Suite For Horn And Harp

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any brass, any string, harp, horn

Description: Commissioned by Arthur Goldstein, 1st prize CAAA, 1980; 4 movements. COR PUBLISHING

Choral Art Or Antics

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Text E. Boyd. Commissioned by North Shore Singers Chorale. Humorous.

American Indian Song Suite

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: choral version; Premiered Bogota, Colombia, National Un. Choir, 1980. Based on Traditional Indian texts and songs. Perf. Lincoln Center, Hofstra University, elsewhere USA.

Seaman's Wife

Year: 1978

Duration (in minutes): Seaman'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Description: a cappella single male voices (or men's chorus - see Choral list)

From Petrarch

Year: 1978

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any brass, any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, horn, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Commissioned by Green House Poetry Mag. Premiered Boston 1978; J. Struss, mez, D. Hoose, hn. Ten and/or sop version avail from composer (Trans. by L. Schwartz). Features horn solos tragic, lyrical. Numerous performances worldwide. Ten, hn, pn version recorded CD & cassette, Cambria Records. "Hauntingly expressive..." - The Horn Call. COR PUBLISHING

Composer's Prayer

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): Composer'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Premiered Salt Lake City 1980. Commissioned by Ora Pate Stewart. 1st Prize Composers, Authors & Artists of America. Text by O. Stewart; inspirational but not religious. FERNWOOD

Caprice

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: any string, harp, harpsichord

Description: Fairly difficult; rapid continuous left hand.

Banquet

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: any brass, any female voice, any high voice, any string, any voice, cello, horn, soprano

Publisher: Cor Publishing Co.

Description: Commissioned/Premiered E. Palmedo, soprano, Garden City, NY, 1978. Poem by L. Schwartz; humorous, modern.

Legend

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo instrument with piano, solo woodwind with piano

Instruments: any woodwind, flute, piano

Description: Commissioned by Donnell Walden. performed Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, radio. Modal, melodic. For advanced performers. Medium difficult. COR PUBLISHING

Madrigal

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: a cappella. 1st Prize Composers Guild. Premiered Salt Lake City. Text 16th century anon. - contrapuntal texture. performed Hofstra Un., NY.

American Indian Song Suite (Cycle)

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: 4 songs based on traditional Indian songs and texts. Commissioned by for U.S. Bicentennial. Numerous performances through USA; radio broadcasts. Rec CD Cambria Records disc & cassette.

Suite In Harpsichord Style

Year: 1975

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: 1st prize Composers, Authors & Artists of America; 1st prize NLAPW. 4 movements. Medium difficult; suitable for students and concerts. Numerous performances worldwide; also radio, tv. "...Sparkling...refreshing..." - Newsday."

Carol Of The Bells

Year: 1975

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Text J. Singer. Premiered North Shore Singers. Also with organ - suitable for Christmas - church, schools, concerts.

For The Night Of Christmas

Year: 1974

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Also version SSA, pn; a capella version 1st Prize NLAPW. Text B. Grebanier. Numerous performances USA. Christmas text, suitable high school, college, church, concerts.

Cycle Of Love (A Woman's Journey Through Love)

Year: 1974

Duration (in minutes): Woman'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: 4 songs. Poems by Anne Marx, Amy Lowell, Jeanne Singer, Madeline Mason: "Merging Song," "A Decade," "Lament," "All Beauty Brings You Close." Premiered Lincoln Center, I. Olson, sop. 1975. 1st prize Composers Authors & Artists of Am., 1976. "...beautiful melodic lines combined with finely wrought accompaniments."- Nordisk Tidende.

Remembrance

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Larghetto expressive, romantic; medium difficult; suitable for students and concerts."

Rhapsody

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, violin

Description: 1st prize NLAPW; romantic. performed Lincoln Center, elsewhere by the L.I. Trio. Tape avail.

Prelude And Caprice

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: 1st prize Composers, Authors & Artists of America. Caprice is fairly difficult; suitable for advanced students and concerts."

From The Green Mountains

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, violin

Description: 1st prize CAAA; 1st prize NLAPW; 2 movements. Winter Identity; Yankee Springtime. performed throughout USA, Canada, Europe, South America, radio, tv. "deserves to become an American light classic." Boston review. Tape avail.

To Stir A Dream

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, soprano

Description: Premiered Lincoln Center, 1974, I. Olsen, sop. Poem by P. Benton; dramatic with romantic sweep. 1st prize 1989 Composers Guild International Competition. Rec CD disc & cassette, Cambria Records. Numerous performances in USA.

Selected Songs Of Jeanne Singer

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Publisher: Dragon's Teeth Press

Description: 11 songs various registers. Texts by contemporary Amer poets including Grebanier, Dale, Blankner, Benton, Jimenez (in Spanish), Lengyel, Schwartz, Mason, Singer. "Best Art Song" Award, NY Poetry Forum. Titles include: SANGUINARIA, DOWNING THE BELL TOWER, ARNO IS DEEP*, MEMORIA*, GIFT, DIRGE, WILD BIRDS*, INTELIGENCIA, HANNAH*, MEMENTO. * = recorded DC & cassette, Cambria Records.

L'envoi (Winter Identity)

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): L'39;envoi

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: piano

Description: Duet for solo voices. Premiered Douglaston, NY, 1973. 1st prize NLAPW. Poem by P. Benton. Numerous performances, NYC, South America.

Sonnet

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, mezzo soprano, soprano, violin

Description: Premiered Lincoln Center, I. Olson, sop. Sonnet by Patricia Benton. Philosophical, lyrical.

Nocturne For Clarinet And Piano

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo instrument with piano, solo woodwind with piano

Instruments: any woodwind, clarinet, piano

Description: 1st prize NLAPW. Numerous performances USA, Canada, Europe, South America, radio. Very lyrical but requires virtuosity. "...Beautiful melodic lines..." - Paris review. "...Richly colored harmonies..." - Buffalo News. Tape avail. COR PUBLISHING

Etude

Year: 1971

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Presto repeated figuration; suitable for advanced students with small hands, also recitals; sounds showy. "

Baroque Frolic

Year: 1971

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Medium difficult; suitable for students and recitals. Numerous performances USA.

Toccatina

Year: 1971

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Sounds very virtuosic, motoric; medium difficult; suitable for advanced students and concerts."

Sweet Stacy Suite

Year: 1969

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;50'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, violin

Description: 3 mvmnts: Sephardic Dance; Echoes From Spain; American Tune. Dance-like movements suggest folk music of 3 countries, honoring multi-national ancestry of granddaughter Stacy. Numerous perfs USA. Tuneful, tonal. Instant audience appeal. Medium difficult. Tape avail.

American Short Subjects

Year: 1961

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Premiered Un. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill."

BIOGRAPHY
Composer and pianist. BA Barnard College, Phi Beta Kappa, Honorary Ph.D. in Music. Performed world-wide. Jeanne Singer set over 150 poems to music as art songs, choral works and vocal-chamber settings combining voice with solo instruments. The poets are mainly American with a sampling of other languages. She composed a number of chamber works for various combinations of instruments including flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, harp, violin, viola, cello, piano. She completed a large work for orchestra and solo voice in two parts, "TRIBUTE TO RAOUL WALLENBERG" based on 2 American poems: TO BE BRAVE IS ALL (Madeline Mason) and AVENUE OF THE RIGHTEOUS (Anne Marx).
She studied composition at Columbia University under Douglas Moore and others. She was a private piano pupil of Nadia Reisenberg for 15 years. A recipient of the Artist Diploma (gold medal) from the National Guild of Piano Teachers, she has concertized extensively. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music from World University in 1984.
Style is tonal, melodic, neo-romantic. Scores of all works available.
COMPOSITIONS

To Be Brave Is All (Dedicated To Raoul Wallenberg)

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any high voice, any string, any voice, piano, violin

Description: Text by Madeline Mason. Premiered Chelsea Center for the Arts, L.I., NY, for Wallenberg commemorative concert, 1992. Intense, dramatic with contrasting lyrical sections. Requires strong solo voice and expert violinist. "...intensely moving..." - L.I. review. Tape avail.

Galina's Song

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): Galina'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Text by composer. Premiered by Florence Hechtel at Chelsea Center, L.I., 1992. Cabaret or theater style with Russian flavor. Not difficult. Suitable for students as well as concert. Tape avail.

Two In The Zoo

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Poem by Madeline Mason. Premiered by the Musinger Players 1991 at Pen & Brush, NYC. Starts humorously but ends philosophically. For professionals.

Time Tells (3 Songs)

Year: 1991

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Three humorous songs on aging. Poems by Dorsha Hayes and Rhoda Bandler. Premiered 1991 L.I. Composers' Alliance, Chapin Theatre, Huntington, NY.

Lost Garden

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, cello, mezzo soprano, piano, tenor voice

Description: Premiered Port Washington, 1989, A. Miskell, ten. Text by C. Lengyel; philosophical, dramatic, lyric cello is featured equally with voice. 12 concert performances, NY 1989-90. Rec CD & Cassette, Cambria Records. "...Most emotionally powerful song I have heard in some time...- Women's News, Westchester. COR PUBLISHING

Query To The Creator

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Premiered Nassau County Fine Arts Festival, 1987, A. Miskell, ten. Poem by D. Hayes; dramatic and humorous. Numerous performances USA. Rec CD & cassette, Records.

Andante

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Medium difficult; suitable advanced students and concerts. performed by Lincoln Center, Long Island, Un. Wisconsin."

Wry Rimes (Cycle)

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, mezzo soprano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: 5 short poems by C. Lengyel; humorous. Premiered Nassau County Fine Arts Cent, 1987, F. Hechtel, sop, J. DePalo, cl. Delius Award 1988. Perf. Delius Festival, Jacksonville, FL; numerous other performances. Requires virtuosity. Tapes avail for 2 versions. Ten, bn version recorded CD & cassette, Cambria Records.

Wry Rimes Cycle

Year: 1986

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, any woodwind, bassoon, clarinet, mezzo soprano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: 5 short poems by C. Lengyel; humorous. Premiered Nassau County Fine Arts Cent, 1987, F. Hechtel, sop, J. DePalo, cl, Delius Award, 1988. performed Delius Festival, Jacksonville, FL; numerous other performances. Requires virtuosity. Tapes avail for 2 versions. Ten, bn version recorded CD & cassette, Cambria records.

American Vision

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: 4 songs med/high voice. Lyrics J. Singer: "Find Your Own Way," "Ten Steps Ahead," "There is Darkness," "Hey, America!." Premiered F. Hechtel, sop, Int. Cong. IBA, New Orleans 1986. Am mus idioms: folk, gospel, etc. For professional soloist.

Recollections Of City Island

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, oboe, piano, viola

Description: 1st prize CAAA 1986. Commissioned by L'Amore Di Musica Ensemble. Premiered Garden City, NY, 1985; 3 mvmnts. performed Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, radio. Contrasting scenic moods: Night Moorings; Church on the Corner; Nice Day on the Bay. Tape avail.

Librarius (Cantata)

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 11'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: A cantata in praise of books. Text excerpts from Disraeli, Byron, Stoddard, J. Fitzgerald. Commissioned/Premiered Manhasset Public Library, 40th Anniversary. Other NY perf. 2nd Prize 1985 Composers & Songwriters Int.

Follow, O Follow

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: piano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Duet for solo voices. Commissioned by Austin Miskell. Premiered College of Sante Fe 1984. 1st prize CAAA 1986. Poem by Cornel Lengyel. Rec CD disc Cambria Records and cassette.

Songs From Later Years (Cycle)

Year: 1984

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: 4 songs for high voice. 4 poems by Cornel Lengyel: "Harvest," "The Bargain," "Elegy," "Of Time Lost." Premiered Austin Miskell, Budapest, 1985. 1st Prize Composers & Song Writers International, 1985. Philosophical, varying moods. Rec CD & cassette, Cambria Records.

Betrothal

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Description: Text R. Bandler. Commissioned by National Society of Arts & Letters. Premiered National Arts Club, NYC, 1983, F. Hechtel, mez. Numerous performances USA. Lively Scottish dance-like flavor. Tape available.

I Would Sing Now

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Text C. H. Jacobs. Commissioned by National Society of Arts & Letters. Premiered National Arts Club, NYC, F. Hechtel, mez. Slow and introspective. Tape avail.

Ballad Of Changing Times

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Light and humorous. Commissioned by Faerder Singers, Brooklyn NY. Premiered Norwegian Seamens Church, Brooklyn. Text by Composer.

Old Wild Woman

Year: 1983

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Commissioned by National Society of Arts & Letters. Premiered National Arts Club, NYC, 1983, F. Hechtel, sop. Poem by D. Hayes; dramatic and humorous. Numerous performances USA, Lincoln Center. Recorded CD & cassette, Cambria Records.

Reverie

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: Text D. Hayes. Premiered Nassau County Fine Arts Festival, 1983, M. Bismarck, sop. Romantic, very lyrical. performed NYC, Santa Fe, Budapest.

5 Galgenleider

Year: 1982

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice, piano, soprano

Description: 5 songs. Commissioned by Florence Hechtel for Deutsches Haus, NYC. German poems by Christian Morgenstern; humorous. Premiered 1982. 1st prize Composers, Authors & Artists of America, 1986. performed Budapest, Hungary and Lincoln Center. "Music perfectly matching the poet's black humor..." - Boston review.

Four Songs Of Reverance (Cycle)

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Description: 4 songs: "Midnight," "Fiat," "For Justice," "Abode." 1st prize NLAPW, 1984; 1st prize Composers Guild, 1982. Poems have religious overtones, non-specific. Suitable church solos and concerts. Worldwide.

Mary's Boy

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): Mary'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Commissioned by Anya Laurence. Premiered Toronto, Royal Academy Choir. Suitable for church as well as concert. Poem by James Harrison - lyrical version of the Passion. PLYMOUTH MUSIC

Grandmother's Attic

Year: 1980

Duration (in minutes): Grandmother'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument quartet, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, cello, flute, oboe, violin

Description: Commissioned by L'Amore Di Musica Ensemble; 5 movements. Numerous performances USA, South America. Suggests American folk idioms. Medium difficult. Suitable for students as well as concerts. Tape avail. COR PUBLISHING

Go In Peace

Year: 1980

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Grand Prize 1982 Composers Guild. Poem by Dorsha Hayes. Sombre, dramatic. performed Lincoln Center, Salt Lake City, Bogota, Columbia. College level chorus, concerts. Deals with death.

Salt Cathedral

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any string, any voice, piano, soprano, tenor voice, violin

Description: Commissioned by A. Miskell. Premiered Bogota, Colombia 1980. Mystical Text and mood. Other performances, NYC, Kansas Un., elsewhere USA.

Come Greet The Spring

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: 1st Prize Composers Guild 1979. Commissioned by North Shore Singers. Text by E. Boyd. Cheerful. Has soprano solo; lively piano part. Suitable High School, concerts. PLYMOUTH MUSIC

Suite For Horn And Harp

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any brass, any string, harp, horn

Description: Commissioned by Arthur Goldstein, 1st prize CAAA, 1980; 4 movements. COR PUBLISHING

Choral Art Or Antics

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Text E. Boyd. Commissioned by North Shore Singers Chorale. Humorous.

American Indian Song Suite

Year: 1979

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: choral version; Premiered Bogota, Colombia, National Un. Choir, 1980. Based on Traditional Indian texts and songs. Perf. Lincoln Center, Hofstra University, elsewhere USA.

Seaman's Wife

Year: 1978

Duration (in minutes): Seaman'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) a cappella

Description: a cappella single male voices (or men's chorus - see Choral list)

From Petrarch

Year: 1978

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any brass, any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, horn, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Description: Commissioned by Green House Poetry Mag. Premiered Boston 1978; J. Struss, mez, D. Hoose, hn. Ten and/or sop version avail from composer (Trans. by L. Schwartz). Features horn solos tragic, lyrical. Numerous performances worldwide. Ten, hn, pn version recorded CD & cassette, Cambria Records. "Hauntingly expressive..." - The Horn Call. COR PUBLISHING

Composer's Prayer

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): Composer'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Premiered Salt Lake City 1980. Commissioned by Ora Pate Stewart. 1st Prize Composers, Authors & Artists of America. Text by O. Stewart; inspirational but not religious. FERNWOOD

Caprice

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano

Instruments: any string, harp, harpsichord

Description: Fairly difficult; rapid continuous left hand.

Banquet

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: any brass, any female voice, any high voice, any string, any voice, cello, horn, soprano

Publisher: Cor Publishing Co.

Description: Commissioned/Premiered E. Palmedo, soprano, Garden City, NY, 1978. Poem by L. Schwartz; humorous, modern.

Legend

Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo instrument with piano, solo woodwind with piano

Instruments: any woodwind, flute, piano

Description: Commissioned by Donnell Walden. performed Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, radio. Modal, melodic. For advanced performers. Medium difficult. COR PUBLISHING

Madrigal

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: a cappella. 1st Prize Composers Guild. Premiered Salt Lake City. Text 16th century anon. - contrapuntal texture. performed Hofstra Un., NY.

American Indian Song Suite (Cycle)

Year: 1976

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: 4 songs based on traditional Indian songs and texts. Commissioned by for U.S. Bicentennial. Numerous performances through USA; radio broadcasts. Rec CD Cambria Records disc & cassette.

Suite In Harpsichord Style

Year: 1975

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: 1st prize Composers, Authors & Artists of America; 1st prize NLAPW. 4 movements. Medium difficult; suitable for students and concerts. Numerous performances worldwide; also radio, tv. "...Sparkling...refreshing..." - Newsday."

Carol Of The Bells

Year: 1975

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Text J. Singer. Premiered North Shore Singers. Also with organ - suitable for Christmas - church, schools, concerts.

For The Night Of Christmas

Year: 1974

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;30'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Description: Also version SSA, pn; a capella version 1st Prize NLAPW. Text B. Grebanier. Numerous performances USA. Christmas text, suitable high school, college, church, concerts.

Cycle Of Love (A Woman's Journey Through Love)

Year: 1974

Duration (in minutes): Woman'39;s

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: 4 songs. Poems by Anne Marx, Amy Lowell, Jeanne Singer, Madeline Mason: "Merging Song," "A Decade," "Lament," "All Beauty Brings You Close." Premiered Lincoln Center, I. Olson, sop. 1975. 1st prize Composers Authors & Artists of Am., 1976. "...beautiful melodic lines combined with finely wrought accompaniments."- Nordisk Tidende.

Remembrance

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Larghetto expressive, romantic; medium difficult; suitable for students and concerts."

Rhapsody

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, violin

Description: 1st prize NLAPW; romantic. performed Lincoln Center, elsewhere by the L.I. Trio. Tape avail.

Prelude And Caprice

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: 1st prize Composers, Authors & Artists of America. Caprice is fairly difficult; suitable for advanced students and concerts."

From The Green Mountains

Year: 1973

Duration (in minutes): 7'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, violin

Description: 1st prize CAAA; 1st prize NLAPW; 2 movements. Winter Identity; Yankee Springtime. performed throughout USA, Canada, Europe, South America, radio, tv. "deserves to become an American light classic." Boston review. Tape avail.

To Stir A Dream

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, soprano

Description: Premiered Lincoln Center, 1974, I. Olsen, sop. Poem by P. Benton; dramatic with romantic sweep. 1st prize 1989 Composers Guild International Competition. Rec CD disc & cassette, Cambria Records. Numerous performances in USA.

Selected Songs Of Jeanne Singer

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Publisher: Dragon's Teeth Press

Description: 11 songs various registers. Texts by contemporary Amer poets including Grebanier, Dale, Blankner, Benton, Jimenez (in Spanish), Lengyel, Schwartz, Mason, Singer. "Best Art Song" Award, NY Poetry Forum. Titles include: SANGUINARIA, DOWNING THE BELL TOWER, ARNO IS DEEP*, MEMORIA*, GIFT, DIRGE, WILD BIRDS*, INTELIGENCIA, HANNAH*, MEMENTO. * = recorded DC & cassette, Cambria Records.

L'envoi (Winter Identity)

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): L'39;envoi

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: piano

Description: Duet for solo voices. Premiered Douglaston, NY, 1973. 1st prize NLAPW. Poem by P. Benton. Numerous performances, NYC, South America.

Sonnet

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): 4'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any medium voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, clarinet, mezzo soprano, soprano, violin

Description: Premiered Lincoln Center, I. Olson, sop. Sonnet by Patricia Benton. Philosophical, lyrical.

Nocturne For Clarinet And Piano

Year: 1972

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo instrument with piano, solo woodwind with piano

Instruments: any woodwind, clarinet, piano

Description: 1st prize NLAPW. Numerous performances USA, Canada, Europe, South America, radio. Very lyrical but requires virtuosity. "...Beautiful melodic lines..." - Paris review. "...Richly colored harmonies..." - Buffalo News. Tape avail. COR PUBLISHING

Etude

Year: 1971

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Presto repeated figuration; suitable for advanced students with small hands, also recitals; sounds showy. "

Baroque Frolic

Year: 1971

Duration (in minutes): 2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Medium difficult; suitable for students and recitals. Numerous performances USA.

Toccatina

Year: 1971

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Sounds very virtuosic, motoric; medium difficult; suitable for advanced students and concerts."

Sweet Stacy Suite

Year: 1969

Duration (in minutes): 5'39;50'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, clarinet, piano, violin

Description: 3 mvmnts: Sephardic Dance; Echoes From Spain; American Tune. Dance-like movements suggest folk music of 3 countries, honoring multi-national ancestry of granddaughter Stacy. Numerous perfs USA. Tuneful, tonal. Instant audience appeal. Medium difficult. Tape avail.

American Short Subjects

Year: 1961

Duration (in minutes): 3'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: piano

Description: Premiered Un. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill."

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