The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Finally On My Way To Yes (CD/mp3)

Stellar performances by 10 diverse choruses

Words by 10 Poets & 2 Proverbs

Elizabeth Alexander’s award-winning choral music has been sung by hundreds of choirs around the world — by children and adults; by women and men; and by professional, university, community and church choirs. Moving effortlessly between concert stage, choir loft and jam session, her music invariably invokes the simple and extraordinary, the ethereal and commonplace, the beauty and messiness of life.

This varied collection reflects her experience as a composer, singer, conductor, classical and jazz pianist, a passion for formal elegance and melodic line, and a sense of humor grounded in joy, disappointment, and hope.

1. Finally On My Way To Yes
2. A Palette To Paint Us As We Are
3. Even a Fist Was Once an Open Palm
4. Glen Song
5. Spring Revels: I. April Rain Song
6. Spring Revels: II. when faces called flowers float out of the ground
7. Spring Revels: III. Spring Grass
8. Praise Wet Snow Falling Early
9. Those Who Wish To Sing Always Find a Song
10. Songs of Youth: I. When?
11. Songs of Youth: II. Now!
12. We Lift Up Our Hearts
13. If You Can Walk You Can Dance
14. Cherish Your Doubt
15. Why I Pity the Woman Who Never Spills

Performers: Oregon Repertory Singers, Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, One Voice Mixed Chorus, Amadeus Chorale, Farmington High School Choir, Louisville Youth Choir, University of Minnesota Chamber Singers, Cornell University Women’s Chorus, Choir of First Unitarian Church (Portland, OR), Choir of Unity Church-Unitarian (St. Paul, MN)

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