The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Works about Bodies

Title

Poet/Lyricist

Voicing/Instrumentation

Level

Handles
An uproarious affirmation of women’s bodies, minds and indomitable spirits
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • SSAA, piano
Level: MA
On the Edge of the Water
An allegory on life’s beauty, transience, and everlasting nature
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • Low voice, piano
Level: M
The One-Handed Creeper
A “creepy” solo for piano left hand
  • Piano solo for left hand
Level: ME
They Have Freckles Everywhere
Seven affectionate portraits of our bodies’ amazing parts
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander with Hall Elementary School students
  • SSAA, piano
Level: M
Why I Pity the Woman Who Never Spills
A gutsy, sensual song in praise of messy women
Poet/Lyricist: Joan Wolf Prefontaine
  • SSAA a cappella
Level: MA