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E = Easy · ME = Moderately Easy
M = Medium · MA = Moderately Advanced · A = Advanced

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* CD: Nature Creature

Songs on being alive in this world, with all its beauty and complexity
7 Luminous Poets

Voice, cello & piano

Various

A Garret of Old Playthings

Five Carl Sandburg songs, full of wistfulness, gumption and glee
Carl Sandburg

High voice, piano

MA http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/garret_of_old_playthings_iv_spring_grass.mp3

April Rain Song

A little sleep-song, sung to the cadence of a gentle rain
Langston Hughes

SATB a cappella

MA http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/april_rain_song.mp3

Blessed Be the Flower That Triumphs

A meditation on the true meaning of resurrection
Michael deVernon Boblett

SATB a cappella
SATB, orchestra

M http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/blessed_be_the_flower_that_triumphs_satb_a_cappella.mp3

Caterpillars Crawl

A humorous look at the daunting act of "going out on a limb"
Elizabeth Alexander

SA children's choir, piano

ME

Glen Song

A playful ode to what's really important…love, of course!
Scott Bates

SSATB, piano

M http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/glen_song.mp3

I'hare!

A call to awareness and reverence, for all that is life-sustaining
Pawnee prayer

SATB, orchestra

MA http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/ihare.mp3

Nature Creature

Songs on being alive in this world, with all its beauty and complexity
Lyon ~ Ignatow ~ Moore ~ Ammons ~ Erdrich ~ White ~ Hafiz

Low voice, piano, optional cello

MA

Spring Grass

The first dance of spring: tweedle-dum and fiddle-dee-dee!
Carl Sandburg

SATB a cappella

MA http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/spring_grass.mp3

Spring Revels

Three evocative songs of spring
e. e. cummings, Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg

SATB a cappella

MA http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/when_faces_called_flowers_float_out_of_the_ground.mp3

To Make a Prairie

A delicate setting of Dickinson's timeless poem about dreams and creation
Emily Dickinson

SSA, piano

M http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/to_make_a_prairie.mp3

Tree Song

A reflection on the generosity and interdependence of trees
George Ella Lyon

SSA, cello, piano

M http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/tree_song.mp3

Trust the Seeds

A meditation on the faith of seed-planting
Elizabeth Alexander

SATB a cappella
SATB, flute, oboe, piano
SATB, orchestra

M http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/trust_the_seeds_satb_0.mp3

We Remember Them

A tender setting of "A Litany of Remembrance"
Rabbis Sylvan Kamens / Jack Riemer

SATB, piano

M http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/we_remember_them.mp3

when faces called flowers float out of the ground

A whimsical (and amorous!) song of spring
e. e. cummings

SATB a cappella

MA http://seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/samples/when_faces_called_flowers_float_out_of_the_ground.mp3

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