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...or a musician

A mercurial musing on music’s mysterious source
Philip Dacey

SATB, orchestra

MA http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/or_a_musician_0.mp3

Allegro Mischievioso

A delightfully impish scherzo

Viola, piano

ME

Being Who You Are

A lighthearted romp affirming individual differences (with a touch of Shakespeare)
Elizabeth Alexander

SA, piano,
& misc. percussion

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

Caterpillars Crawl

A humorous look at the daunting act of "going out on a limb"
Elizabeth Alexander

SA children's choir, piano

ME

Children, Go Where I Send Thee

A vibrant "call and response" arrangement of this enduring favorite
African-American Spiritual

SA children's choir, soloist, piano

E

Die Gedanken Sind Frei

A centuries-old protest song, recast with wit and defiance
16th c. German protest song / Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano OR
Alto, baritone, piano

ME http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-die_gedanken_sind_frei_duet.mp3

Dragon Dance

Reflections on a Chinese dragon's many feet, with a "Partner Song" finale
Elizabeth Alexander

SA, piano

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

Fractals

Five musical miniatures inspired by the infinite variety of fractals

Bassoon, piano

A http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/fractals_v_tremas_and_squigs.mp3

Give Me a Laundry List (and I'll set it to music)

A lighthearted spin on Rossini's famous boast
Giaocchino Rossini / Elizabeth Alexander

SATB a cappella
SSAA a cappella

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

If You Can Walk You Can Dance

A contagiously joyful Latin dance song
Zimbabwean proverb

SAB, piano, claves
SATB, piano, claves
SSA, piano, claves
TBB, piano, claves

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

Jump!

A sonic experience of jumping, falling, and flying!
Ray Bradbury

SSA, narrator, string quartet

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

My Aunt Gives Me a Clarinet Lesson

A spirited musical fantasy for all ages
Gregory Djanikian

Soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

A http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/my_aunt_gives_me_a_clarinet_lesson.mp3

No One Gets A Program

A sassy take on a wise old saying
Dutch proverb / Elizabeth Alexander

2 medium voices, piano

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-no_one_gets_a_program..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

Same Birds

A sassy frolic about deep listening, the cry of existence, and a congregation of rowdy birds
David Allan Evans

SATB a cappella

MA http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-same_birds-satb.mp3

Sue Loves Butter

An exuberant toast to friendship, fun, and everyone's favorite comfort food
Elizabeth Alexander

SSA, piano

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-sue_loves_butter.mp3

The One-Handed Creeper

A "creepy" piece for left hand alone

Piano solo for left hand

ME

They Have Freckles Everywhere

Seven wildly diverse portraits of our bodies' amazing parts
Elizabeth Alexander

SSAA, piano

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/they_have_freckles_everywhere_7_my_cheeks.mp3

Trouble in a Minnesota Town

A town's wild descent into madness — and mangos!
Neal Bowers

Low voice, piano
Medium voice, piano

MA http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/trouble_in_a_minnesota_town.mp3

Why I Pity the Woman Who Never Spills

A gutsy, sensual song in praise of messy women
Joan Wolf Prefontaine

SSAA a cappella

MA http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-why_i_pity_the_woman_who_never_spills.mp3

Why I Sing

A sweet and funny ode to song, for singers and their trusty pitch pipes
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, 6 pitch pipes

M http://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/Why%20I%20Sing%20-%20Endicott%20Singers%20-%20Rebecca%20Kennealy%20-%20excerpt.mp3

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