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

Titlesort descending Poet/Lyricist Instrumentation Level Listen

* CD: Nature Creature

Songs on being alive in this world, with all its beauty and complexity
7 Luminous Poets

Voice, cello & piano

Various

Being Who You Are

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

SA, piano,
& misc. percussion

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

Doors

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

SSA, cello, piano

MA

I Write This Poem Out Of Darkness

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

SSA, flute, violin & piano
(Chorus or vocal trio)

MA http://elizabethalexander.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 http://elizabethalexander.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/if_you_can_walk_you_can_dance_sab.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
(Optional: flute, 2 trumpets)

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

Nature Creature

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

Low voice, piano, optional cello

MA

Songs of Youth

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

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

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

Things That Go Bump in the Night

A courageous and funny journey from dusk to dawn
Elizabeth Alexander

SA, piano, flute
SATB, piano, flute

ME http://elizabethalexander.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/things_that_go_bump_in_the_night-movement_1-and_the_moon_is_listening.mp3

Those Who Wish To Sing Always Find a Song

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

SSA, oboe, piano

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

Tree Song

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

SSA, cello, piano

M http://elizabethalexander.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/tree_song.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://elizabethalexander.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/trust_the_seeds_satb_0.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

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://elizabethalexander.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/when_the_song_of_the_angels_satb.mp3

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