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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
SSSAA quintet

ME https://www.seafarerpress.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

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

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

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

The Chalice of Our Hearts

A graceful canon about seeking and returning
Elizabeth Alexander

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

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

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