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

Performances by 10 diverse choruses
10 Poets & 2 Proverbs

Choral

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

...or a musician

A mercurial musing on music’s mysterious source
Philip Dacey

SATB, orchestra

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

A Palette To Paint Us As We Are

A moving tribute to our skins' true colors
Gerald Rich

SSA, piano
SATB, piano

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

April Rain Song

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

SATB a cappella

MA http://www.seafarerpress.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

Before the Bread

A canonic setting of a traditional English blessing
English folk prayer

SATB a cappella
SSSS a cappella

ME

Bells in the High Tower

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

SATB, piano

ME http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/bells_in_the_high_tower.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.)

MA http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.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

2, 3, or 4-part chorus

E

Cherish Your Doubt

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

SATB, piano
SSAA, piano

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

Chosen People (Movement III. from Kindling)

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

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

MA http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.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, baritone, piano

ME http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/do_not_leave_your_cares_at_the_door.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://www.seafarerpress.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, piano
SATB, soloists, piano
SSA, SAB, piano
SSA, soloists, piano

M http://www.seafarerpress.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://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/for_so_the_children_come.mp3

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 http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-go_out_0.mp3

Hear Us, O Never-Failing Light

Mozarabic Easter Eve blessing

2, 3 or 4-part chorus

M

Holy One, Source of Radiance and Reason

A canonic, universal invocation to the Holy
Rob Eller-Isaacs

2-5 part canon OR
SSATB a cappella

M

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 http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-how_to_sing_like_a_planet_satb.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://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/if_you_can_walk_you_can_dance_sab.mp3

Immortal Love

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

SATB a cappella

E http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/immortal_love.mp3

In the Lonely Midnight

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

SATB, piano

ME http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-in-the_lonely_midnight_satb_%26_piano.mp3

Into the Silent Darkness

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

SATB, violin, piano

MA http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/into_the_silent_darkness.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 http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-1-first_touch.mp3

Let it Matter

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

SATB, piano

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

A spirited affirmation of religion's core value
Tony Larsen & Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, soloists, piano

M http://www.seafarerpress.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 one of Hildegard's Psalm Antiphons
Hildegard of Bingen

SATB a cappella

M

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

No Other People's Children

A participatory experience affirming the belovedness of all people
Elizabeth Alexander

1-4 part choir, soloists, congregation, piano

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

One More Redeemer

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

SATB a cappella

ME http://www.seafarerpress.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

Pages (Movement II. from Kindling)

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 http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-2_pages.mp3

Praise Wet Snow Falling Early

A meditation on darkness, transcendence and hope.
Denise Levertov

SATB, piano

M http://www.seafarerpress.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

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

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://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/shelter_this_candle.mp3

So Much Radiance (Movement IV. from Kindling)

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

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

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

Song of Kabir

A luminous song of wholehearted devotion
Kabir

SATB a cappella

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

Spring Grass

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

SATB a cappella

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

Strong Braid (Movement V. from Kindling)

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

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

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

The Chalice of Our Hearts (Movement VII. from Kindling)

A graceful canon about seeking and returning
Elizabeth Alexander

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

MA http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-7-the-chalice-of-our-hearts.mp3

The Gate is Open

Sister Peronne Marie Thibert

SATB a cappella

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

The People Build a Home

Eileen Karpeles, adapted

SATB, spoken word artists, piano

M

Trust the Seeds

A meditation on the faith of seed-planting
Elizabeth Alexander

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

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

when faces called flowers float out of the ground

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

SATB a cappella

MA http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.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 http://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/where_there_is_light_in_the_soul_sab.mp3

Why I Sing

A sweet and funny ode to song, for singers and their trusty pitch pipes
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, 6 pitch pipes

M

Y Comienzo a Bailar ("And I Begin To Dance")

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

SATB, piano

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

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