Concert Works Series

The Kay Swift Trust is pleased to announce the publication of The Kay Swift Concert Works Series, a portfolio of works for the concert stage featuring art songs, works for solo piano, liturgical setting for choir, and chamber music.  Each work has been freshly edited and typeset, and features an essay penned by noted scholars.

Released in 2022:

Theme and Variations for Cello and Piano

  • Theme and four variations composed in 1966 for Swift's longtime colleague and friend Marie Rosanoff.
  • Available for purchase on Sheet Music Plus.

Nursery Songs

  • Four short works with text and music by Kay Swift, composed for her young daughter in 1920.
  • Available for purchase on Sheet Music Plus.

Song for String Quartet

  • Single movement work composed for her inlaw's anniversary party, 1930
  • Available for purchase on Sheet Music Plus.


Reaching For The Brass Ring
Nine original songs composed for each of Swift's grandchildren on the occasion of their births between 1949 and 1955. Titles include "Reaching for the Brass Ring", "Smiling Betsy", "My Teeny Restaurant", "I’ve Got a Horse", "Bath Time", "Ridin’ His Bike", "Upside Down", "The Sleepy Song", "John Likes It When the Wind Blows", "Rachael is the Singing One", and "Three Balloons".

Offbeat Waltz Plus Four
Five short pieces for the beginner-intermediate pianist, from 1966. Titles include "Offbeat Waltz", "A Walk in Town", "Blue Note", "A Walk in the Woods", and "Overtones of the Past".

God Is My Refuge
Liturgical setting of Psalm 46 for a cappella choir (SSATB) written in 1966.

Poems In Praise of Practically Nothing
Five art songs. Titles include "Poems In Praise of Practically Nothing" (text by), "Velvet Shoes" (text by Elinor Wylie), "Man Have Pity On Man: (text by Ursula Vaughan Williams), "Impression Fausse" (text by Paul Verlaine), and "Look Skyward" (text by Kay Swift).

Furlana And Mazurka
Two dances for the intermediate-advanced pianist, composed in 1926.

Nightmare In The Desert
Four accessible pieces for the intermediate pianist.