Long Way Home (2020)
Originally for String Trio,
arranged for Violin, Bb Clarinet, and Cello
Long Way Home is a three-movement piece originally written for a string trio. In this performance, it was arranged for Violin, Bb Clarinet, and Cello. Performed by Samuel Sanders (Violin), Faith McKinley (Clarinet), and Tyler Michael James (Cello), Long Way Home's first movement is about the horrors of battle. The second movement is about the long, sad trek home, when the soldiers grieve all whom they had lost. The third movement is about the return to normal life, when the soldiers see what they fought for, and the life they were able to preserve.