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

Titlesort ascending Poet/Lyricist Instrumentation Level Listen

Why I Sing

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

SATB, 6 pitch pipes

M

Why I Pity the Woman Who Never Spills

A gutsy, sensual song in praise of messy women
Joan Wolf Prefontaine

SSAA a cappella

MA https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-why_i_pity_the_woman_who_never_spills.mp3

Trouble in a Minnesota Town

A town's wild descent into madness — and mangoes!
Neal Bowers

Low voice, piano
Medium voice, piano

MA https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/trouble_in_a_minnesota_town.mp3

They Have Freckles Everywhere

Seven wildly diverse portraits of our bodies' amazing parts
Elizabeth Alexander

SSAA, piano

M https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/they_have_freckles_everywhere_7_my_cheeks.mp3

The One-Handed Creeper

A very "creepy" piece for piano left hand

Piano solo for left hand

ME

Sue Loves Butter

An exuberant toast to friendship, fun, and everyone's favorite comfort food
Elizabeth Alexander

SSA, piano

M https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-sue_loves_butter.mp3

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 https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-same_birds-satb.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

No One Gets A Program

A sassy take on a wise old saying
Dutch proverb / Elizabeth Alexander

2 medium voices, piano

M https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/recording-no_one_gets_a_program..mp3

My Aunt Gives Me a Clarinet Lesson

A spirited musical fantasy for all ages
Gregory Djanikian

Soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

A https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/my_aunt_gives_me_a_clarinet_lesson.mp3

Jump!

A sonic experience of jumping, falling, and flying
Ray Bradbury

SSA, narrator, string quartet

M https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/jump.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 https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/if_you_can_walk_you_can_dance_sab.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 https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/give_me_a_laundry_list.mp3

Fractals

Five musical miniatures inspired by the infinite variety of fractals

Bassoon, piano

A

Dragon Dance

Reflections on a Chinese dragon's many feet, with a "Partner Song" finale
Elizabeth Alexander

SA, piano

ME https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/dragon_dance.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 voice, baritone voice, piano

ME https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-die_gedanken_sind_frei_duet.mp3

Children, Go Where I Send Thee

A vibrant "call and response" arrangement of this enduring favorite
African-American Spiritual

SA children's choir, soloist, piano

E

Caterpillars Crawl

A humorous look at the daunting act of "going out on a limb"
Elizabeth Alexander

SA children's choir, piano

ME

Being Who You Are

A lighthearted romp affirming individual differences (with a touch of Shakespeare)
Elizabeth Alexander

SA, piano,
& misc. percussion

ME https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/being_who_you_are.mp3

Allegro Mischievioso

A delightfully impish scherzo

Viola, piano

ME

...or a musician

A mercurial musing on music’s mysterious source
Philip Dacey

SATB, orchestra

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

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