Home Awaits (String Orchestra)


Home Awaits (String Orchestra)


Susi, Anthony

Item Code:
C. Alan Publications

This haunting medley partners two well-known spirituals (Wayfaring Stranger & Goin’ Home) and their promise of a restful afterlife. The gentle and pensive nature of this warm setting with an optional sensitive piano accompaniment will evoke feelings of peace and hope for performers and audience alike.

Program Notes

This haunting medley partners two well-known 19th century spirituals (Wayfaring Stranger and Goin' Home) that both reference going home to meet predeceased family members in a place with no sickness or suffering (the afterlife). The peaceful musical setting depicts this hopeful view of heaven and a sense of feeling homesick. An optional delicate piano accompaniment adds to this moving sentiment coupled with optional opening solos, providing an opportunity to showcase some students.

Grade Level: 2
Copyright: 2022
Number of Players: 8-8-5-5-5-1
Duration: 3:15

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    Violin I
    Violin II
    Optional Piano