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

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Before the Bread

A canonic setting of a traditional English blessing
English folk prayer

2-4 part treble choir
SATB a cappella

ME https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-alexander-before-the-bread-ssaa.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

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

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 https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-alexander-holy_one_source_of_radiance_and_reason.mp3

No Other People's Children

A song of healing, affirming the belovedness of all people
Elizabeth Alexander

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

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

Only a Couple Fishes

An animated retelling of the ancient “loaves and fishes” story…with generosity at its core
Elizabeth Alexander

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

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

This is What Democracy Looks Like

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

Unison voices

E https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-this_is_what_democracy_looks_like.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://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-we_need_each_other.mp3

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