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Songs that are going to change the world


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

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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

A Palette To Paint Us As We Are

A moving tribute to our skins' true colors
Gerald Rich

SSA, piano
SATB, piano

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

Cherish Your Doubt

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

SATB, piano
SSAA, piano

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

Fighting Over What We Believe

A bold meditation on conflict, communication and compassion
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, SAB youth choir, piano
SATB, soloists, piano
SSA, SAB youth choir, piano

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

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

Let it Matter

A call to deep listening across cultural and class divides
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano

M

Life is not a Garden

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

SATB, piano
SSAA, piano

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

On the Edge of the Water

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

Low voice, piano

M

One More Redeemer

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

SATB a cappella

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

Pages (from "Kindling")

The movement from "Kindling" honoring our own and others' prophetic words and deeds, full of hope and resolve
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, piano

M

Reasons for the Perpetuation of Slavery

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

SSAA a cappella

MA

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

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

Tomorrow, God Willing

A full-hearted offering of Lake Wobegon wisdom
Garrison Keillor

TTBB a cappella

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

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