This is a digital PDF Sheet music for the song “Returning Home” from the piano solo book “Songs for Peace”.
Includes both the spiral bound book and the CD for Easier Piano Hymns
Notes: I wrote this tune one evening when I was visiting my cousin in Arizona while my daughter was playing in a soccer tournament. That evening, my cousin hosted a party for friends and family to welcome home her friend’s daughter “Sophie” from serving a mission for her church. There were more than 20 people, all making personal pizzas and cooking them in the outdoor pizza oven. I was the outsider, but had a unique opportunity to observe the joy that was felt to have a loved one return home. Once everyone had left for the evening and the few remaining people were still cleaning up, I sat down at their piano and tried to capture the soundtrack of the feelings that I had seen, felt, and heard that night.
As we go through life, we experience emotions. I think the moments and events that cause strong emotion often bring the best opportunities to hear our own musical soundtrack. I know when I’ve taken time to sit down at a piano after one of these experiences, I am often able to find unique melodies and have my music capture the spirit which was felt in that moment, so it can be remembered and shared with others. I hope this tune will help you remember a time when you or someone you loved returned home.
This song is perfect for relaxing, studying or helping bring a spirit of peace to the room.