The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Works about Winter





Bells in the High Tower
A beloved Hungarian carol celebrating the cyclical nature of the seasons
Poet/Lyricist: Howard Box
  • SATB, piano
Level: ME
Blessed Be the Flower That Triumphs
A rich meditation on tenacity, resilience, and rebirth
Poet/Lyricist: Michael DeVernon Boblett
  • SATB a cappella
  • SATB, 2 horns, harp, strings
Level: M
The Gate is Open
A winter meditation on the Star that lies beyond all fear and hopelessness
Poet/Lyricist: Sister Peronne Marie Thibert
  • SATB a cappella
Level: M
Trouble in a Minnesota Town
A town’s wild descent into madness — and mangoes!
Poet/Lyricist: Neal Bowers
  • Medium voice, piano
  • High voice, piano
Level: MA
Trust the Seeds
A meditation seed-planting, patience and faith
Poet/Lyricist: Elizabeth Alexander
  • SATB a cappella
  • SATB, flute, oboe, piano
  • SATB, orchestra
Level: Various
We Remember Them
A tender embrace of those we have loved and lost
Poet/Lyricist: Rabbis Sylvan Kamens / Jack Riemer
  • SATB, piano
Level: M