The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Works about Family

Title

Poet/Lyricist

Voicing/Instrumentation

Level

Conversation on a Train
A difficult but important conversation across a deep divide
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • Vocal solo
  • Vocal duet
  • Flexibly voiced chorus
Level:
We Give Thanks for Being
A song of gratitude and community for all ages
Poet/Lyricist: Traditional
  • Flexible voicing: 1-4 pt. choir
Level: ME
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