The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Works about Diversity





Being Who You Are
A lighthearted romp affirming individual differences (with a touch of Shakespeare!)
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • SA, piano, misc. percussion
Level: ME
Dragon Dance
A lighthearted partner song about a Chinese dragon’s diverse, collaborative feet
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • SA, piano
Level: ME
Fighting Over What We Believe
A bold meditation on conflict, communication and compassion
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • SSA + SAB youth, piano
  • SSA, soloists, piano
  • SATB + SAB youth, piano
  • SATB, soloists, piano
Level: M
Go Out! (Concert-Length Work)
A poetic and feisty tribute to liberal religion and freedom of thought
Poet/Lyricist: Centuries of Strong-Minded People
  • A variety of vocal forces
Level: Various
A 16th century decree of tolerance, celebrated with Eastern European vitality
Poet/Lyricist: Edict of Torda / King John Sigismund III
  • Vocal trio a cappella
  • SSA a cappella
Level: M
Kindling: Small Reflections on a Limitless Faith
An ecstatic and introspective cantata on the things that inspire, challenge and nourish our religious lives
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • SATB, piano
  • SATB, chamber ensemble
Level: MA
Let it Matter
An urgent call to deep listening across cultural and class divides
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • SSA, piano
  • SATB, piano
Level: M