Lee Kesselman
Kesselman Press



Prairie Epitaphs (2022) for soprano & piano. Poems from Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, Available from North Star Music

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    Available from North Star Music,   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                                       see score & hear recording, Available from North Star Music

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

There Will I Go (2012)
Soprano & organ
Text: Book of Ruth Available from North Star Music                                  

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 recordingAvailable from North Star Music

2. I carry your heart with me     hear recording
3. I am writing poetry (opt. cello)     Available from North Star Music, 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  Available from MusicSpoke    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    hear recording, Available from North Star Music

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   Available from North Star Music




Posted: Jun-13-2023
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