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Always Coming Home

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Stephen Andrew Taylor

Stephen Andrew Taylor

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General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Always Coming Home is a short fanfare based on the spiritual Steal Away, one of the most beautiful melodies I know.

Steal away, steal away
Steal away to Jesus
Steal away, steal away home
I ain't got long to stay here.

Green trees are bending
Poor sinner stands a-trembling
The trumpet sounds within my soul
I ain't got long to stay here.

Since it was originally commissioned for the University of Illinois Homecoming, I wanted to include the state song for Illinois as well (although I have to admit it's pretty well disguised). The title comes from the novel of the same name by the late, great American author, Ursula K. Le Guin.

Always Coming Home was commissioned by the University of Illinois Bands as part of its sesquicentennial celebration.

- Program Note from the Illinois Wind Symphony concert program, 21 February 2019

Commercial Discography

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