Over the years, Homeward Bound has become quite the popular tune of choirs everywhere – and it is one of Marta Keen’s most popular compositions. Maybe it is the simplicity of the lyrics about our desires to grow and change through different phases of life. Maybe it is the depth in those very same lyrics that make us so moved by this piece. Or maybe it is the spectacular harmonic combination of the lyrics and the music that just speaks to the soul. Just take a look at a few of the Homeward Bound sheet music lyrics that Keen wrote with intention:
When the summer’s ceased its gleaming
When the corn is past its prime
When adventure’s lost its meaning
I’ll be homeward bound in time
Bind me not to the pasture
Chain me not to the plow
Set me free to find my calling
And I’ll return to you somehow
While it is rumored that the song was written for a friend who was heading into a new season of life, Homeward Bound has grown in popularity and has been performed all around the world. There is even a Korean arrangement making its way to chorus groups. Voices everywhere, harmonizing and singing the simple yet powerful lyrics of this piece are leaving a lasting impression.
With Marta Keen as the composer and lyricist, this Homeward Bound sheet music arrangement by Jay Althouse and published by Alfred Music is scored for piano and vocals. Do not forget to note that transposition and digital playback are supported. Marta Keen’s Homeward Bound sheet music by Marta Keen, performed with a combination of vocals and a piano accompaniment, is sure to move any audience. This inspirational and impactful piece is sure to please.