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songs about home

SATB, SSAA or TTBB a cappella  |  4 min.  |  Graphite   |   Text: Dale Trumbore

"You find yourself here, different somehow, learning to build a life worth living. You carry it home." This fast-paced piece is about those rare moments when a single experience reshapes you: you visit a place or meet a new person and learn something about yourself you'll carry with you for the rest of your life.

SATB a cappella   |   4'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Robert Louis Stevenson  

Where Go the Boats sets a Robert Louis Stevenson text about a child’s boats sailing down a river. The child asks when they will return, then realizes they never will. "Boats of mine a-boating—Where will all come home? [...] Other little children Shall bring my boats ashore."

SATB, SSAA or TTBB a cappella   |   4'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Dale Trumbore

Closer to Home is about the bittersweet experience of visiting a place for the last time: "It's time to go home to a life you won't outgrow. Leaving the garden, leaving the halls, leaving the woods and the river and all."

SATB, SSAA or TTBB a cappella   |   4'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Laura Foley

"They will return to you; they will return." Laura Foley's Returning describes waiting and watching for the return of wild geese each passing year. This setting of Foley's text features a simple, optional audience refrain that recurs three times. 

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