The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Works about Peace





A Palette To Paint Us As We Are
A moving tribute to our skins’ true colors
Poet/Lyricist: Gerald Rich
  • SSA, piano
  • SATB, piano
Level: M
Calm the Tempests of My Heart
A prayer for peace within one’s own heart
Poet/Lyricist: Søren Kierkegaard
  • Flexible voicing: 2-4 pt choir a cappella
  • SSA a cappella
Level: E
Even a Fist Was Once an Open Palm
A tender vision of the possibility and promise of peace
Poet/Lyricist: Yehuda Amichai
  • SATB a cappella
Level: A
No Ordinary Song
A solo or congregational song for healing our wounded world
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • Community / Congregational Song
  • Medium voice, piano
Level: ME
One More Step
A richly imagined arrangement of a visionary protest anthem
Poet/Lyricist: Joyce Poley
  • SATB, spoken voices, piano
Level: MA
What’s Keeping You From Singing?
A soulful reminder of music’s power to lift the heart
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • SSA a cappella
Level: M
Where there is Light in the Soul
A Chinese proverb connecting light, beauty, harmony, honor and peace
Poet/Lyricist: Chinese proverb
  • SAB a cappella
  • SSA a cappella
  • TBB a cappella
  • SATB a cappella
Level: ME