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Post by Guest » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:08 pm

A Detroit journalist writer had this played at his funeral. Does anyone know his name. It escapes me. thank you.
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Post by Guest » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:13 pm

A famous writer was driven to distraction by his neighbor who played this every day very loudly!
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Post by Kitty Kenya » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:29 pm

Hi--Long time ago, I heard somewhat different lyrics to the Largo section of this piece, but have not been able to find them since. Some of the phrases include:

Silently, Silently, still thy Father calls

and

Lovingly, lovingly, life itself He gave

If anyone knows the rest of these wonderful lyrics with these words, I would really appreciate your posting them.

Thank you.
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Post by Guest » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:10 pm

The music and words per-date Dvorak. When he was visiting here, the New World, he heard the folk song and incorporated into his Symphony from the New World.

BTW, there is a famous photo of an African-American accordianist playing this outdise the White House the day President Rooosevelt died.
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Post by Guest » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:50 am

check out "Annie Haslam's " version of this song, makes your hair stand!
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Post by Guest » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:49 am

the greatest recording of this can be found on Utube. type in Lawrence
Tibbett. the great american baritone singing "going Home" you will not
be disappointed.
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Post by Guest » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:15 am

This beautiful music was played today by a lone piper and a drummer at the closing procession of the funeral of Sgt. Ryan Russell, a Toronto, Canada policeman who was killed in the line of duty. It is haunting.
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Post by Guest » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:08 am

My Mum died 12 March 1986. We had an old piano on our back verandah and although I couldn't play it properly I used to try to play by ear all my favourite songs. One day the tune of Goin Home came into my mind. I didn't know what song it was or that it was a hymn, I just knew that I loved it. I played it over and over on that old piano until I could play it without error. That beautiful music soothed my grieving heart as I so desperately loved and missed my Mum. I felt closer to Mum when I played that music. Then watching the TV drama Big Love last night, a scene depicted a funeral where MY SONG was sung by the mourners. My Music had words! I tried to catch some words from the song so I could google it and find out more. And here I am! I am Home! All these years later, I would like to believe that Mum sent me that tune, which I played, and now I have the words - they comfort me ... like a little message from Mum ... "I'm alright love, and so are you".
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Post by Guest » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:49 pm

Does anyone know of alternative lyrics to this song that begin "Carry On" - I sang this song at Baylor University in 1989 as part of a ceremony called Ring Out in which the senior women ceremoniously pass leadership to the junior women. I am now studying Dvorak with my children and would like to teach them this song.
thanks,
Dana
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Post by Guest » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:00 pm

I have just stumbled across this Hymn whilst searching for something appropriate for my mothers funeral next week.
I love the version by Mary Duff the Irish Country singer. It can be found on the "Voice of an Angel" CD
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