Lee Kesselman
Kesselman Press



Prairie Epitaphs (2022) for soprano & piano. Poems from Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

OTIYOT (Hebrew Letters) (2021) 9-movement suite for soprano, harp and double bass

Would That Loving Were Enough (2021) for soprano, English horn, violin, viola and cello; 4 movements, lyrics by the composer (also arranged for soprano, clarinet & piano)

Sakura (2017)
Arrangement of Japanese folksong
soprano, clarinet & piano                                     Boosey & Hawkes #HL48024250               sample pages & audio

Ashes & Dreams (2016)
Haiku & waka settings
soprano, clarinet, & piano    Kesselman Press hear recording

Stairway to Paradise (2015)
Arr. of George Gershwin song
For voice, clarinet & piano                                  Boosey & Hawkes #HL48023888              sample pages & audio

Jolere (2015)
Solo soprano and string quartet
Commissioned by Alternative Motion Project Dance Company , Minneapolis, MN   Kesselman Press                                         watch performance, starts at 11:30 mark

Make me a Willow Cabin (2014)
Concert scene for soprano, clarinet & piano
Text: Shakespeare, from Twelfth Night
Composed for HAVEN                                           Available from MusicSpoke                             see score & hear recording

Piangerò (2012)
Recitative & aria for soprano, cello & piano
Recomposed from the original work by G F Handel from Giulio Cesare                  Kesselman Press hear recording

There Will I Go (2012)
Soprano & organ
Text: Book of Ruth                                   Available from MusicSpoke                             see score, hear recording

trplfy (2012)
for solo S, MS, and A solo voices
text by the composer    Kesselman Press

FACES (2011)
Songs for voice and piano
Poetry by Rita Dove, Amanda Riva, e. e. cummings
1. If this world could stop                              hear recording                                                     2. I carry your heart with me     hear recording
3. I am writing poetry (opt. cello)   MusicSpoke  See score, hear recording

I Am Come into My Garden (2009)
for voice and piano
Text: Song of Songs  

You Shall be My Roots (2008)
for voice and piano
Text: Mark Z. Danielewski  Kesselman Press

For Love is Life (2008)
for voice and piano
Text: Umar ibn al-Farid  Kesselman Press    hear recording

How I Hate This Room (2007)
concert scene for soprano, cello and piano
libretto by James Tucker based on
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman     Kesselman Press  hear recording


Circles (2005)
4 songs for soprano, contrabass and piano
I. Only Music
II. The Dance that Circles Life Around
III. Our Children, Coming of Age
IV. The Wheel              Kesselman Press

Hineni (2004)
Texts: Isaiah
for 2-solo voices (SA or SS) & piano
Commissioned by Susan Windham
Boosey & Hawkes #HL 48018974

The Lonely Death (1993), To An Unfaithful Lover (1990), Triad (1990),
Susanna and the Elders (1990), soprano and piano, text: Adelaide Crapsey             Kesselman Press

The Cat and the Moon (1990), Those Dancing Days are Gone (1990),
A Drinking Song (1990), Who Could Have Foretold (1990),
baritone and piano, text: W. B. Yeats   Kesselman Press




Posted: Oct-30-2022
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