Pioneer Songs is newly scored for full orchestra and chorus.

Pioneer Songs is a full-length concert work with 15 symphonic songs depicting the timeless American story of the first wagon trains to California in the early 1840’s. It is scored for full orchestra, soloists, chorus and narrator.


“A masterpiece testimony to the human spirit” – James Bushong, Director, Patriots Theater Arts Coalition


“An epic portrayal of the American pioneer spirit!” – Robert Bullington, Digital Media Producer


Eric Houghton, Pioneer Songs, Composer

Composer Eric Houghton was elected to and won the ASCAP “Meet the Composer” award in 1993 following the piano debut of his massive Pioneer Songs. Recently orchestrated, the 15 symphonic songs for soloist quartet, choir and narrator, detail the first successful wagon trains to California in the 1840’s. Piano versions have been performed in St. Louis, Chicago and New Jersey, and future orchestral performances are planned. 




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