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

Titlesort descending Poet/Lyricist Instrumentation Level Listen

Be Grateful, My Soul

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

SSSAA choir or quintet

ME http://elizabethalexander.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

Kindling: Small Reflections on a Limitless Faith

An ecstatic and introspective work inspired by six sources of religious wisdom and mystery
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB and piano
OR
SATB and chamber ensemble

MA

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

Song of the Five Thousand

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

1-4-part chorus/congregation

 

E

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