7. Departure

Posted by in Songs on Jul 18, 2017

This pulsing and passionate conclusion to Act 1 of Pioneer Songs, combines all the musical forces assembled: Soloists, Choir and Orchestra.  Despite all the uncertainty and danger of the long overland journey, the young pioneers are completely undaunted and eager to begin.

Come Along on our Journey to Glory!
Though Travail Lurks Beyond Every Turn,
Come Along on our Journey to Glory!
And the Earth’s Blessings for Which We Yearn!

Orchestral & Choral Version


Piano & Choral Version*

*Original Cast CD recording from August 1993:
Joy Bechtler, Soprano
Polly Kopituk, Mezzo-Soprano
David Ronis, Tenor
Martin Hargrove, Bass
Eric Houghton, Piano/Composer