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Consumately Classical


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

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* Nature Creature (CD/mp3)

Songs on being alive in this world, with all its beauty and complexity
Lyon ~ Ignatow ~ Moore ~ Ammons ~ Erdrich ~ White ~ Hafiz

Voice, cello, piano

Various https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/Track%202%20-%20The%20Meadow%20Doesnt%20Know%20About%20the%20Stock%20Market%20%28excerpt%29.mp3

A Love Like That: Songs of Unconditional Love

Five songs embodying generosity, grace and awe
Silsbee ~ Emerson ~ Hafiz ~ Alexander ~ White

Low voice
Medium voice
High voice

Various

Allegro Mischievioso

A delightfully impish scherzo

Viola, piano

ME

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

Before the Bread

A canonic setting of a traditional English blessing
English folk prayer

2-4 part treble choir
SATB a cappella

ME https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-alexander-before-the-bread-ssaa.mp3

Blessed Be the Flower That Triumphs

A meditation on the true meaning of resurrection
Michael deVernon Boblett

SATB a cappella OR
SATB, orchestra

M https://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

FLEXIBLE VOICING:
2, 3, or 4-part chorus

E

Holy One, Source of Radiance and Reason

A canonic invocation of the holy, in all its beauty and complexity
Rob Eller-Isaacs

FLEXIBLE VOICING:
2-5 part canon OR
SSATB a cappella

ME https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-alexander-holy_one_source_of_radiance_and_reason.mp3

Immortal Love

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

SATB a cappella

ME

Impermanent Things

A meditation on the transient nature of beauty

Viola, piano

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/impermanent_things.mp3

In the Lonely Midnight

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

SATB, piano

ME https://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

A beloved Polish carol with two different arrangements: "Soulful Close Harmony" and "Classical Chorale"
Polish carol / Elizabeth Alexander

SSA a cappella

ME

Kindling: Small Reflections on a Limitless Faith

An ecstatic and introspective cantata embracing six sources of religion for our own time
Elizabeth Alexander
  • SATB, piano
  • SATB, flute, horn, piano, string quartet
MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-1-first_touch.mp3

Pages

A clear-eyed look at the world's challenges, with a contemplative call to action
Elizabeth Alexander

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

M

Song of Kabir

A luminous song of wholehearted devotion
Kabir

SATB a cappella

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

The One-Handed Creeper

A very "creepy" piece for piano left hand

Piano solo for left hand

ME

We Lift Up Our Hearts

An intergenerational song of thanks appropriate for church, interfaith or secular occasions
Richard Fewkes

S (children's choir), SATB, piano

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

We Remember Them

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

SATB, piano

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

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