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Closer to Home

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By Jeremy Van Buskirk

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SA - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Jeremy Van Buskirk. 21st Century. Score, Sheet Music Single. 22 pages. Published by World Projects Corporation (S0.186135).

Item Number: S0.186135

The text for Closer to Home is taken from a hymn written by Norbert Čapek (1870-1942.) Čapek was born in Bohemia and later became the founder of the Unitarian Church in the Czech Republic. Čapek joined the Unitarian Church while living in the U.S. escaping unwanted government pressure over his political and religious views. He also worked to gain U.S. support for a free state of Czechoslovakia. After World War I, he returned to Prague and it’s at this time he founded his church. During World War II, Čapek was accused of treason and sent to the Dachau concentration camp. He was put to death in 1942.

The lyrics describe a traveler eager to the return home after a long journey. The journey is full of wonder and as it nears its end the anticipation grows. During the last stanza, Čapek reveals the story traces the traveler's journey through life and we
realize how far the they have come.

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