The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Works about Thanksgiving

Title

Poet/Lyricist

Voicing/Instrumentation

Level

Before the Bread
A gracious canon setting of a traditional English blessing
Poet/Lyricist: English folk prayer
  • 2 or 4 part treble choir a cappella
  • SATB a cappella
  • Community / Congregational Song
Level: ME
Only a Couple Fishes
An animated retelling of the “loaves and fishes” story, with generosity at its core
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • SA, piano
Level: M
Song of the Five Thousand
A canonic table grace with abundance, gratitude and generosity at its core
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • Flexible choral voicing
  • Community / Congregational Song
Level: E
We Lift Up Our Hearts
An intergenerational song of thanksgiving appropriate for religious or secular occasions
Poet/Lyricist: Richard Fewkes
  • SATB + children’s choir, piano
Level: E