Begin Sweet World
Joined again by The Ars Nova Singers, Homeland – A Prayer For Peace celebrates the beauty of the American folk song tradition and offers a prayer for peace. It includes classic American folk songs such as Shenandoah, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child and The Water is Wide beautifully arranged for chorus. In addition, Bill presents new instrumental pieces including Prayer for Peace and the piano solo Blue Sky, White Rock. Once again, this 13-song collection captures the very best of his signature choral and instrumental writing and arranging.
May we move beyond the violence of September 11th
and the escalation of violence throughout the world,
May we recognize that all human beings are our brothers and sisters,
May we realize we all come from a common source
and we all share the same planetary homeland.
May we move towards more compassion
and less suffering in this world. — Bill Douglas