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Chapters 5-8: Writings on the Wall

FURUSATO... Heimat... Home

Grade 4+ | Duration: 8:48

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Originally composed by Teiichi Okano (1878-1941), this arrangement of FURUSATO (My Homeland) expresses the common longing for Home. That it comes after Kakehashi: THAT WE MIGHT LIVE and the Japanese rendering of God Bless America is a lasting, lingering statement of Brotherhood. As we recorded this work, which until that moment was always played as a childrenís song, I saw tears in the eyes of the Musicians. What better purpose for Music than to reveal to someone the Beauty of their own Heart...
 

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