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Anthems


E = Easy · ME = Moderately Easy
M = Medium · MA = Moderately Advanced · A = Advanced

Titlesort descending Poet/Lyricist Instrumentation Level Listen

As We Sing of Hope and Joy

A poetic chorale with engaging inner voices and a message of social justice.
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB a cappella

ME

Be Grateful, My Soul

A passionate testament to life's worth, even in times of darkness
Norbert Čapek

SSSAA choir OR
SSSAA quintet

ME http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/Be%20Grateful%20My%20Soul%20-%20Vassar%20College%20Women%27s%20Choir%20-%20Christine%20R%20Howlett%20conductor%20-%20excerpt_0.mp3

Before the Bread

A canonic setting of a traditional English blessing
English folk prayer

SATB a cappella
SSSS a cappella

ME

Blessed Be the Flower That Triumphs

A meditation on the true meaning of resurrection
Michael deVernon Boblett

SATB a cappella OR
SATB, orchestra

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/blessed_be_the_flower_that_triumphs_satb_a_cappella.mp3

Calm the Tempests of My Heart

An invocation asking for peace within one's own heart
Søren Kierkegaard

2, 3, or 4-part chorus

E

Cherish Your Doubt

An affirmation of doubt, that vital component of belief
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano
SSAA, piano

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/cherish_your_doubt_ssaa.mp3

Chosen People (Movement III. from Kindling)

A lyrical affirmation of the "chosen-ness" of all people
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano OR
SATB, flute, horn, string quartet

MA http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-3-chosen_people.mp3

Do Not Leave Your Cares At the Door

A feast of old-time gospel offering welcome and acceptance
Norman V. Naylor

SATB a cappella

ME http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/do_not_leave_your_cares_at_the_door.mp3

Faith Is the Bird That Feels the Light

A soulfully inflected affirmation, with a dazzling final chord
Rabindranath Tagore

SSA a cappella

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/faith_is_the_bird_that_feels_the_light_ssa.mp3

Fighting Over What We Believe

A bold meditation on conflict, communication and compassion
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, SAB, piano
SATB, soloists, piano
SSA, SAB, piano
SSA, soloists, piano

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/fighting_over_what_we_believe_satb_%26_soloists.mp3

Go Out! (Individual Song)

A rousing song of commission, with an "anti-hellfire-and-brimstone" message
John Murray (as rendered by Alfred S. Cole)

SATB, piano

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-go_out_0.mp3

Immortal Love

A contemplative modal chorale reminiscent of early American hymns
John Greenleaf Whittier

SATB a cappella

E http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/immortal_love.mp3

In the Lonely Midnight

A new setting of a classic and relevant Christmas lyric
Theodore Chickering Williams

SATB, piano

ME http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-in-the_lonely_midnight_satb_%26_piano.mp3

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

An intimate arrangement of a Christmas favorite
Polish carol / Elizabeth Alexander

SSA a cappella

ME

Look To This Day!

An exuberant setting of a Hindu poet's celebration of the present moment
Kalidasa

SATB, organ, orchestral chimes

M

May This Be a Working Alleluia

A "roll up your sleeves" embrace of gratitude, work, healing and joy
Elizabeth Alexander

S children's choir, SATB, piano, flute (opt.), 2 trumpets (opt.)

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/may_this_be_a_working_alleluia.mp3

One More Redeemer

A warm-hearted affirmation of the divine spark in each child
Rob Eller-Isaacs & Bill Neely

SATB a cappella

ME http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/one_more_redeemer.mp3

Only a Couple Fishes

An animated retelling of the Loaves and Fishes story, with "generosity" at its core
Elizabeth Alexander

2-4 part children's choir, piano

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-only_a_couple_fishes.mp3

So Much Radiance (Movement IV. from Kindling)

A tender parable about the richness of the world's religions
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano OR
SATB, flute, horn, string quartet

MA http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-4-so_much_radiance_0.mp3

Song of Kabir

A luminous song of wholehearted devotion
Kabir

SATB a cappella

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/Song%20of%20Kabir%20-%20Unity%20Singers%20-%20Ruth%20Palmer.mp3

The Chalice of Our Hearts (Movement VII. from Kindling)

A graceful canon about seeking and returning
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano OR
SATB, flute, horn, string quartet

MA http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-7-the-chalice-of-our-hearts.mp3

Trust the Seeds

A meditation on the faith of seed-planting
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB a cappella
SATB, flute, oboe, piano
SATB, orchestra

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/trust_the_seeds_satb_0.mp3

We Lift Up Our Hearts

A prayer of thanks, simple and true
Richard Fewkes

S (children's choir), SATB, piano

E http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/we_lift_up_our_hearts.mp3

We Need Each Other

A rhythmic celebration of interdependence, ideal for lively processionals or recessionals
Susan Gittler, adapted

SATB, djembe or low drum

ME http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-we_need_each_other.mp3

We Remember Them

A tender setting of "A Litany of Remembrance"
Rabbis Sylvan Kamens / Jack Riemer

SATB, piano

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/we_remember_them.mp3

When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled

A rhythmic and relevant best-seller about the true “work of Christmas”
Howard Thurman

SATB a cappella
SSAA a cappella
TTBB a cappella
SATB, flute

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/when_the_song_of_the_angels_satb.mp3

Where There Is Light In the Soul

A rich affirmation of Light, Beauty, Harmony, Honor and Peace
Chinese proverb

SAB a cappella
SATB a cappella
SSA a cappella
TTB a cappella

ME http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/where_there_is_light_in_the_soul_sab.mp3

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