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Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound composed by Marta Keen. Arranged by Jay Althouse. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Secular. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.7845).

"Homeward Bound" is one of the most popular and widely-performed contemporary choral pieces. This heartfelt piece is elegant in its simplicity and has touched thousands of musicians and their audiences with its warmth and sincerity. Additionally, it has become the anthem for many soldiers returning home. Create a stirring moment for combined band and choir using this exquisite new setting for concert band. Also available for SAB (00-16209), SSA (00-7846), 2-Part (00-35647), TBB (00-20098), and Concert Band (00-31719). Featured on PianoTrax 3 Accompaniment CD (#00-34744).

About Alfred Choral Designs

The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.

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  • 5

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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  • October 24, 2011 Homeward Bound

    THis is a wonderful choral anthem our small church choir is singing for "All Saints Sunday" on Novermber 3, 2011. THe Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang it during their tribute for the 9/11 tenth anniversary. It is hauntingly beautiful, with a melody that you will continue to hum over and...

    over. You will LOVE IT!!!!

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  • 4

    Seattle, WA
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    Early intermediate
  • September 11, 2008 Homeward Bound

    This piece is nice and soft and has amazing harmonys. The choir that I'm in is singing it and its so light. It doesnt have that heavy feel to it so its nice to listen to and sing it.

    23 of 55 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Littleton, CO
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  • November 07, 2007 Homeward Bound WOWs Crowd at Interfaith Gathering

    I originally heard this piece as the background to a video honoring our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It evoked such strong feeling in me, that I had to find its origin. I found that it was sung by the Brigham Young University Choir and had been recorded on Tantara...

    Recordings. I brought the piece to our planning committee for our annual event called the Columbine Interfaith Choral Concert. It was decided that it would be performed as one of our pieces for the combined choirs from four churches. We added a handbell choir and the performance by 160 singers was one that truly spoke to the heart. I rate Homeward Bound as intermediate even though it is extremely lyrical and has no extreme range of pitch, but because the singers have to sustain long seamless phrases with staggered breathing.

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  • 5

    Edmonds, Washington
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  • October 15, 2007 Inspiring Music

    This music will be a standard for choirs for years to come. We are performing it for our concert, "Salute To America." It will certainly be a favorite of both chorale and audience members alike.

    31 of 55 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 20, 2007 Moving Closing Song

    We fell in love with this song the first time we heard it performed as a tribute to graduating seniors at a local college, as there was not a dry eye in the house. Had to buy it for our own use after that. Very moving & beautiful melody & message.

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