The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Works about Autumn

Title

Poet/Lyricist

Voicing/Instrumentation

Level

Bells in the High Tower
A beloved Hungarian carol celebrating the cyclical nature of the seasons
Poet/Lyricist: Hungarian carol / Howard Box
  • SATB, piano
Level: ME
Glen Song
A playful ode to what’s really important…love, of course!
Poet/Lyricist: Scott Bates
  • SSATB, piano
Level: M
Nature Creature (CD/mp3)
Songs on being alive in this beautiful, complex world
Poet/Lyricist: Lyon, Ignatow, Moore, Ammons, Erdrich, White, Hafiz / Ladinsky
  • Voice, cello, piano
Level: Various
Nature Creature (musical score)
A passionate, eclectic song cycle on the beauty and complexity of being alive
Poet/Lyricist: Lyon, Ignatow, Moore, Ammons, Erdrich, White, Hafiz / Ladinsky
  • Low voice, piano, opt. cello
Level: MA
Praise Wet Snow Falling Early
A meditation on darkness, transcendence and hope
Poet/Lyricist: Denise Levertov
  • SATB, piano
Level: M
Tree Song
A simple and wise reflection on the generosity and interdependence of trees
Poet/Lyricist: George Ella Lyon
  • SSA, cello, piano
Level: M
We Remember Them
A tender embrace of those we have loved and lost
Poet/Lyricist: Rabbis Sylvan Kamens / Jack Riemer
  • SATB, piano
Level: M