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The road home

First line:
Tell me where is the road
arranged in 2002 for The Dale Warland Singers; based on the tune Prospect from the 1835 Southern Harmony hymnal
author of text

Stephen Paulus was always moved by the spirit of collaboration he experienced with his peers and neighbours in Minnesota. A particularly fruitful collaboration was with Michael Dennis Browne, who provided texts for at least sixteen Paulus compositions. The road home sets Browne’s text to the tune ‘Prospect’, an American shape-note hymn tune compiled in Southern Harmony in 1835. Paulus made this arrangement for The Dale Warland Singers in 2002. It is hard not to be moved by this well-loved piece, which somehow carries just as much emotion as a spiritual such as Deep river. Fittingly, this hymn has been sung many times in services and celebrations of the life of a composer who sadly died during the preparation of this recording in 2014.

from notes by Stephen W Salts © 2015


Clausen & Paulus: Calm on the listening ear of night & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68110Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The music of King's
Studio Master: KGS0034-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Studio Master: KGS0021Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 17 on CDA68110 [4'34]
Track 10 on KGS0021 [3'31] Download only
Track 16 on KGS0034-D [3'27] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA68110 track 17

Recording date
28 June 2014
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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