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

Title Poet / Lyricist Voicing / Instrumentationsort descending Level Listen

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

Song of the Five Thousand

The canonic "table grace" refrain from Only a Couple Fishes
Elizabeth Alexander

FLEXIBLE VOICING:
1-4 part chorus,
a cappella or with piano

E

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

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

Grace

A reflection on the mystery and bounty of grace
Elizabeth Alexander

Low voice, piano
Medium voice, piano
High voice, piano

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

A Love Like That: Songs of Unconditional Love

Five songs embodying generosity, grace and awe
Silsbee ~ Emerson ~ Hafiz ~ Alexander ~ White

Low voice
Medium voice
High voice

Various

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 a cappella

M

Luminous Awakening

A bountiful, ecstatic setting of a prayer by Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen

SATB a cappella

M

Chosen People

An affirmation of the blessedness of all people
Elizabeth Alexander

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

MA https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-3-chosen_people.mp3

So Much Radiance

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

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

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

Love is the Spirit of this Church

An old-time gospel experience with a vision for our time
Tony Larsen & Elizabeth Alexander

SATB, soloists, piano

M https://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

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
  • SATB, flute, horn, piano, string quartet
MA https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-kindling-1-first_touch.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

A Perfect Circle

Handbell choir

MA https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/recording-a-perfect-circle.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

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 https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/may_this_be_a_working_alleluia.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 https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/when_the_song_of_the_angels_satb.mp3

The Journey

A reminder of the power of faith to shine through difficult times
Evelyn K. Dudley

SATB a cappella
TTBB a cappella

MA

Immortal Love

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

SATB a cappella

ME

Create a Song Once More

St. Cecilia's words to King David after his fall from grace
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB a cappella

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

The Gate is Open

A winter meditation on the "star" — that mysterious presence that lies beyond fear and hopelessness
Sister Peronne Marie Thibert

SATB a cappella

M

In the Lonely Midnight

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

SATB, piano

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

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

A beloved Polish carol with two different arrangements: "Soulful Close Harmony" and "Classical Chorale"
Polish carol / Elizabeth Alexander

SSA a cappella

ME

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