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Homeward Bound (arr Kotovsky)

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Marta Keen

Marta Keen (arr. Cameron Kotovsky)


General Info

Year: 1998 / 2018
Duration: c. 2:49
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir
Publisher: Kotovsky Arrangements
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba


Errata

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Program Notes

Homeward Bound was originally one of the most popular and widely performed contemporary choral pieces of all time. Heartfelt and elegant in its simplicity, it's touched thousands of musicians and their audiences with its warmth and sincerity, and has become the anthem for many soldiers returning home from foreign wars.

- Program Note from publisher


I wrote this song for a loved one who was embarking upon a new phase of life's journey, to express the soul's yearning to grow and change. It was premiered by a Seattle Irish tenor, but soon after was beautifully arranged by Jay Althouse and published by Alfred Music. It has been performed by choirs of all ages throughout the English-speaking world and many Asian countries. In 2004 this song appeared in the video tribute to our American troops titled Until Then by Todd Clegg. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir recorded a spectacular arrangement by Dr. Mack Wilberg on their CD Love Is Spoken Here. I continue to be delighted at the wide range of performances and interpretations of this song, which now truly seems to have a life of its own.

- Program Note by composer


Popular as a solo and ensemble vocal piece, this arrangement brings this beautiful vocal solo to life in the brass choir setting.

- Program Note by arranger


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