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

Titlesort descending Poet/Lyricist Instrumentation Level Listen

* Finally On My Way To Yes (CD/mp3)

Performances by 10 diverse choruses
10 Poets & 2 Proverbs

Choral

Various https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/finally_on_my_way_to_yes_0.mp3

* 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

...or a musician

A mercurial musing on music’s mysterious source
Philip Dacey

SATB, orchestra

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

A Garret of Old Playthings

Five Carl Sandburg songs, full of wistfulness, gumption and glee
Carl Sandburg

High voice, piano

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/garret_of_old_playthings_iv_spring_grass.mp3

A Love Like That (individual song)

A tender ballad of unconditional love
Hafiz / Daniel Ladinsky

Low voice, piano
Medium voice, piano
High voice, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/Track%208%20-%20A%20Love%20Like%20That%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

ME - MA

A Palette To Paint Us As We Are

A moving tribute to our skins' true colors
Gerald Rich

SSA, piano
SATB, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/palette_to_paint_us_as_we_are_satb.mp3

A Perfect Circle

Handbell choir

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-a-perfect-circle.mp3

Allegro Mischievioso

A delightfully impish scherzo

Viola, piano

ME

April Rain Song

A little sleep-song, sung to the cadence of a gentle rain
Langston Hughes

SATB a cappella

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/april_rain_song.mp3

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

Autumn Accumulations

A virtuosic tone poem which really “stacks up”

Piano solo

A https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/autumn_accumulations.mp3

Awakening

A gradual and lyrical awakening for string orchestra

String Orchestra

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-awakening.mp3

Be Grateful, My Soul

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

SSSAA choir OR
SSSAA quintet

ME https://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

2-4 part treble choir
SATB a cappella

ME

Being Who You Are

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

SA, piano,
& misc. percussion

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

Bells in the High Tower

A beloved Hungarian carol with new English lyrics
Hungarian carol / Howard Box

SATB, piano

ME

Bells in Winter

A fanfare for brass and bells

Brass choir, timpani,
& 3 percussionists

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

Beware the Winter Settlin’ In

Irish midwinter merrymaking, full of welcome and cheer
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB chorus, Celtic band, and children's choir (opt.)

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-beware_the_winter_settlin_in.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

Caterpillars Crawl

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

SA children's choir, piano

ME

Cherish Your Doubt

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

SATB, piano
SSAA, piano

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

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

Chosen People

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

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

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

Climb

A rapturous call to freedom and risk
Edna St. Vincent Millay

SSATB, piano

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

Create a Song Once More

St. Cecilia's words to King David after his fall from grace
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB a cappella

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

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 voice, baritone voice, piano

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

Doors

A sweeping embrace of all heart-opening things: poems, mistakes, rain...
Dawna Markova

SSA, cello, piano

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/Doors-Elizabeth%20Alexander.mp3

Dragon Dance

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

SA, piano

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

Even a Fist Was Once an Open Palm

A powerful setting of an Israeli poet’s longing for peace
Yehuda Amichai

SATB a cappella

A https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/even_a_fist_was_once_an_open_palm.mp3

Even the Stars Will Wonder

Songs of longing, loss and love
Rose Ausländer

Soprano, chamber orchestra

A https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/so_many_corners-movement_3-love.mp3

Faith Is the Bird That Feels the Light

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

SSA a cappella

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

Finally On My Way To Yes

A gutsy celebration of life's rough lessons
Pesha Gertler

SSATB, piano

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/finally_on_my_way_to_yes_0.mp3

Folks, I’m Telling You

Hard truth and deep love, delivered with edgy jazz harmonies and blues-inflected lines
Langston Hughes

SSATB, piano

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-folks_im_telling_you.mp3

For So the Children Come

A moving celebration of new life.
Sophia Lyon Fahs

SATB, piano

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

Fractals

Five musical miniatures inspired by the infinite variety of fractals

Bassoon, piano

A

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 https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/give_me_a_laundry_list.mp3

Glen Song

A playful ode to what's really important…love, of course!
Scott Bates

SSATB, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/glen_song.mp3

Go Out! (Concert-Length Work)

A poetic and fiesty tribute to Liberal Religion and Freedom of Thought
Centuries of Strong-Minded People

A variety of vocal
& choral forces

Various https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-go_out_0.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 https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-go_out_0.mp3

Grace

A reflection on the mystery and bounty of grace
Elizabeth Alexander

Low voice, piano
Medium voice, piano
High voice, piano

ME https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-grace_low_voice.mp3

Handles

An uproarious affirmation of the multifarious “handles” which adorn women’s bodies, minds and spirits
Elizabeth Alexander

SSAA, piano

MA

Hear Us, O Never-Failing Light

An ancient Mozarabic Easter prayer, abounding with images of fire and light
Mozarabic Easter Eve prayer

FLEXIBLE VOICING:
2, 3 or 4-part chorus

ME

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

How To Sing Like a Planet

A genre-defying "instruction manual," as whimsical as the singing planet which inspired it
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano
TTB, piano

M-MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-how_to_sing_like_a_planet_satb.mp3

I Write This Poem Out Of Darkness

An isolated poet offers words of struggle and connection to her imagined readers
George Ella Lyon

SSA choir, flute, violin, piano
OR
SSA trio, flute, violin, piano

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

Imaginary Dances

Five fanciful dances, from “Cappucino” to “Cakemarch”

Prepared piano, 4 hands

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

Immortal Love

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

SATB a cappella

E

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

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

SSA a cappella

ME

Inside and Out

Three very easy pieces for prepared OR unprepared piano

Prepared piano solo

E

Interior Music

Inspired by our bodies' music: Heartbeats and Breaths

Piano, woodwind quintet

M

Into the Silent Darkness

An atmospheric work praising the mystery of Creation
Richard S. Gilbert

SATB, violin, piano

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/into_the_silent_darkness.mp3

I’ll Tell You A Story, then…

A pensive journey of discovery, about what it means to be fully human
Nancy White

Low voice, piano
Medium voice, piano
High voice, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/ill_tell_you_a_story_then_low_voice.mp3

Jó!

A historic decree of tolerance is celebrated with Eastern European vigor
Edict of Torda / King John Sigismund III

SSA choir
OR
SSA trio

M

Jump!

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

SSA, narrator, string quartet

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

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 OR
SATB, flute, horn, string quartet

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-1-first_touch.mp3

Let it Matter

An urgent call to deep listening across cultural and class divides
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-let_it_matter_ssa.mp3

Life is not a Garden

A complex view of the world, both upbeat and real
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano
SSAA, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/life_is_not_a_garden_ssaa.mp3

Life Will Break You

An excerpt from the extended song cycle, Nature Creature
Louise Erdrich

low voice, piano, cello (opt.)

https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/Track%206%20-%20Life%20Will%20Break%20You%20%28excerpt%29.mp3

Look To This Day!

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

SATB, organ, orchestral chimes

M

Love is the Spirit of this Church

An old-time gospel experience with a vision for our time
Tony Larsen & Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, soloists, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/Love%20is%20the%20Spirit%20of%20this%20Church%20-%20Pacific%20NW%20UU%20Music%20Fest%20-%20Cecelia%20Hayes%20-%20Harper%20recording%20-%20edited.mp3

Luminous Awakening

An ecstatic musical setting of a Psalm Antiphon by Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen

SATB a cappella

M

Maji

Capturing the fluidity, sparkle and winding path of water

Orchestra

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

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 https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/may_this_be_a_working_alleluia.mp3

Music for Tai Chi

A fluid work composed as a musical counterpart to Tai Chi Chu'an

Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & 2 percussionists

M

My Aunt Gives Me a Clarinet Lesson

A spirited musical fantasy for all ages
Gregory Djanikian

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

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

Nature Creature (musical score)

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

Low voice, piano, cello (opt.)

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/recording-tree_song-mackenzie_ultan_alexander.mp3

Night at the Redcat

A high-octane Latin jazz duet – with opportunity for improvisation!

Piano, 4 hands

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-night_at_the_redcat%202.mp3

No One Gets A Program

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

2 medium voices, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-no_one_gets_a_program..mp3

No Other People's Children

A participatory experience affirming the belovedness of all people
Elizabeth Alexander

FLEXIBLE VOICING:
1-4 part choir, soloists, piano
(opt. congregational singing)

E https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-no_other_peoples_children.mp3

Oath Taking

A passionate and soulful plea for integrity in all things
Opal Palmer Adisa

High voice, piano

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

Off the Page (Score + mp3s)

Nine Improvisations for String Players and other Adventurous People

Available for all instruments

Various

On the Edge of the Water

An allegory of life's beauty, transience and continuity
Elizabeth Alexander

Low voice, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-on_the_edge_of_the_water.mp3

One More Redeemer

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

SATB a cappella

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

One More Step

A richly imagined arrangement of a visionary protest anthem
Joyce Poley

SATB, spoken voices, piano

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-one_more_step_0.mp3

Only a Couple Fishes

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

FLEXIBLE VOICING:
2-4 part children's choir, piano

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

Praise Wet Snow Falling Early

A meditation on darkness, transcendence and hope.
Denise Levertov

SATB, piano

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

Pure Light beyond Light

Ancient and modern invocations of the Holy, filled with reverence, mystery and illumination
Mozarabic prayer, Hildegard von Bingen, Rob Eller-Isaacs

SATB

M

Quickening

An intimate toccata evoking the deep stirrings of new life

Prepared piano solo

M

Reasons for the Perpetuation of Slavery

A compelling look at the timeless institution of human slavery
Elizabeth Alexander

SSAA a cappella

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-reasons_for_the_perpetuation_of_slavery_ssaa_0.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 https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-same_birds-satb.mp3

Shades of Gray

Whimsical portraits of the dusky, steely, foggy, shadowy, and furry

Piano solo

ME

Shelter This Candle

Evocative vocal effects creating a world of utter darkness and dazzling light
Edna St. Vincent Millay

SATB, oboe, horn, cello, harp

A

Sleep Song

Musings on the nature of a sleeping child
Ann Silsbee

Low voice, piano
Medium voice, piano
High voice, piano

ME https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/sleep_song_high_voice_1.mp3

So Many Corners

Seven songs of longing, loss and love
Rose Ausländer

Soprano, piano OR
Soprano, orchestra

A

So Much Radiance

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

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

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

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

A virtuosic showpiece for both players

Clarinet, piano

A

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

Song of the Five Thousand

The canonic "table grace" refrain from Only a Couple Fishes
Elizabeth Alexander

FLEXIBLE VOICING:
1-4 part canon OR
4-part chorus

 

E

Songs of Youth

An exploration of the thrill (and impatience!) of growing up
Elizabeth Alexander

SAB, piano, vibraphone (opt.)
SSA, piano, vibraphone (opt.)

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/songs_of_youth_movt_1_sab.mp3

Spring Grass

The first dance of spring: tweedle-dum and fiddle-dee-dee!
Carl Sandburg

SATB a cappella

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/spring_grass.mp3

Spring Revels

Three evocative songs of spring
e. e. cummings, Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg

SATB a cappella

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/when_faces_called_flowers_float_out_of_the_ground.mp3

Strong Braid

A rhapsodic salute to Faith's invaluable companions: Science and Reason
Elizabeth Alexander

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

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-5-strong_braid.mp3

Sue Loves Butter

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

SSA, piano

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

The Chalice of Our Hearts

A graceful canon about seeking and returning
Elizabeth Alexander

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

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

The Earth Called To My Friend

A song of memorial that heartily embraces the vitality of life
Nancy Wood

SSA, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/earth_called_to_my_friend.mp3

The Eternal One

A tender portrait of the divine
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Low voice, piano
Medium voice, piano
High voice, piano

M

The Gate is Open

Sister Peronne Marie Thibert

SATB a cappella

M

The Gospel Isn’t Written In the Bible Alone

An expansive embrace of the sacredness of all creation
Elizabeth Alexander

Low voice, piano
Medium/high voice, piano

M

The Journey

A reminder of the power of faith to shine through difficult times
Evelyn K. Dudley

SATB a cappella
TTBB a cappella

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/Journey%20%28SATB%29%20-%20Murray%20State%20-%20Bradley%20Almquist.mp3

The Meadow Doesn’t Know About the Stock Market

A sparkling tribute to the meadow's timeless wisdom
George Ella Lyon

low voice, piano, cello (opt.)

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

The One-Handed Creeper

A very "creepy" piece for piano left hand

Piano solo for left hand

ME

They Have Freckles Everywhere

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

SSAA, piano

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

Things That Go Bump in the Night

A humourous and courageous journey from dusk to dawn
Elizabeth Alexander

SA, piano, flute
SATB, piano, flute

M

This is What Democracy Looks Like

A rally-ready protest song licensed through Creative Commons
Elizabeth Alexander

Unison voices

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Those Who Wish To Sing Always Find a Song

The joy of "tra-la-la" (In nine languages!)
Swedish proverb

SSA, oboe, piano

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/those_who_wish_to_sing_always_find_a_song_0.mp3

Three Inventions

Three imaginative “inventions” – mechanical, optical and subatomic

Piano duo (2 pianos)

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Three Textures

Tiny etudes with dramatically different personalities

Piano solo

M https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-alexander-three_textures.mp3

To Make a Prairie

A delicate setting of Dickinson's timeless poem about dreams and creation
Emily Dickinson

SSA, piano

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

Tomorrow, God Willing

A buoyant a cappella riff on humility, gratitude and second chances
Garrison Keillor

TTBB a cappella

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

Tree Song

A reflection on the generosity and interdependence of trees
George Ella Lyon

SSA, cello, piano

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

Trouble in a Minnesota Town

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

Low voice, piano
Medium voice, piano

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

Trust the Seeds

A meditation on the faith of seed-planting
Elizabeth Alexander

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

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

What’s Keeping You From Singing?

Elizabeth Alexander

SSA a cappella

M

when faces called flowers float out of the ground

A whimsical (and amorous!) song of spring
e. e. cummings

SATB a cappella

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/when_faces_called_flowers_float_out_of_the_ground.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 https://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 https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/where_there_is_light_in_the_soul_sab.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 https://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

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Y Comienzo a Bailar (“And I Begin To Dance”)

An intimate portrait of Dia de los Muertos
Elizabeth Alexander / Augustin Cadena

SATB, piano

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/y_comienzo_a_bailar.mp3

You were meant for this:

A fierce and vibrant farewell to a dying friend
Teresa Schreiber Werth

SSAA a cappella, div.

MA https://seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-you_were_meant_for_this.mp3

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