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Homeward Bound

Music by Paul Simon

Originally Performed by Simon & Garfunkel

"Homeward Bound" was recorded during the sessions for the album Sounds of Silence and included on that album in the UK. Produced by Bob Johnston, the song was released as a single on January 19, 1966 by Columbia Records. Written by Paul Simon, the song was composed in 1964 during his period in London, England. Away from his girl friend, Kathy Chitty, while touring clubs, Simon felt depressed and homesick. He first penned the song on a scrap of paper at the Widnes railway station. "Homeward Bound" was the duo's second single, the follow-up to their enormously successful breakthrough hit "The Sound of Silence". It performed very well domestically, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the charts for 12 weeks. Internationally, the song performed best in Canada, where it hit number two; it was also a top five hit in the Netherlands.

    Release Date: 1966

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Elaine Schmidt : First 15 Lessons - Voice (Pop Singers' Edition) : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680720216 : 1540013847 : 00254122

Elaine Schmidt : First 15 Lessons - Voice (Pop Singers' Edition)new

The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within. Must-know instruction so you can start playing right away, with a free online metronome! The voice book features lessons on: full-body singing, breathing, finding your voice, vocal warmups, the vocal break, caring for your voice, diction, music literacy, building skills, working on a song, dealing with nerves and more. Includes vocal lines from 12 songs: At Last - Cups (When I'm Gone) - Danny Boy - Georgia on My Mind - Give My Regards to Broadway - Hallelujah - Hard Times Come Again No More - Homeward Bound - I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me) - Scarborough Fair - The Skye Boat Song - You Raise Me Up.

Songlist: At Last, Danny Boy, Hallelujah, You Raise Me Up, Scarborough Fair, Homeward Bound, Give My Regards To Broadway, Skye Boat Song, Cups (When I'm Gone), Georgia On My Mind, Hard Times Come Again No More, I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)

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Voicing: Solo | 40152b | Songbook & Online Audio | $9.95


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 1 - High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081212296  : 00-21838

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 1 - High

Alfred is proud to announce the release of a brand new High edition of our top-selling vocal solo collection. Selected for contests and adjudications around the country, this incredible volume includes 11 favorite folk songs expertly crafted for solo voice and piano. Arranged by Alfred's finest writers, such as Philip Kern, Jay Althouse, Don Besig, Ruth Elaine Schram, and Carl Strommen.

Songlist: Amazing Grace , Greensleeves , 'Liza Jane , Farewell, Lad , Danny Boy, To The Sky , Scarborough Fair , She's Like The Swallow , Angels Through The Night , Homeward Bound, 'Cross The Wide Missouri

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Voicing: Solo | 5363b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 1 - Medium High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081147314  : 00-16632

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 1 - Medium High

Expertly crafted for solo voice and piano, Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Volume 1 includes 11 favorite folk songs arranged by some of Alfred's finest writers, such as Philip Kern, Jay Althouse, and Carl Strommen.

Songlist: Amazing Grace , Greensleeves , 'Liza Jane , Farewell, Lad , Danny Boy, To The Sky , Scarborough Fair , She's Like The Swallow , Angels Through The Night , Homeward Bound, 'Cross The Wide Missouri

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Voicing: Solo | 5364b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 1 - Medium Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081147338  : 00-16634

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 1 - Medium Low

Expertly crafted for solo voice and piano, Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Volume 1 includes 11 favorite folk songs arranged by some of Alfred's finest writers, such as Philip Kern, Jay Althouse, and Carl Strommen.

Songlist: Amazing Grace , Greensleeves , 'Liza Jane , Farewell, Lad , Danny Boy, To The Sky , Scarborough Fair , She's Like The Swallow , Angels Through The Night , Homeward Bound, 'Cross The Wide Missouri

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Voicing: Solo | 5365b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin' : Solo : 01 Songbook : 752187109167 : 082563301X : 14025204

Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin'

From folk-pop-rock legend Paul Simon comes this collection of a dozen fantastic compositions performed live for his 1974 concert album. Includes such classics as: Loves Me like a Rock - America - The Boxer - Bridge over Troubled Water - and more. Illustrated with photographs from the concert.

Songlist: AMERICA, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Jesus Is The Answer, HOMEWARD BOUND, AMERICAN TUNE, DUNCAN, EL CONDOR PASA, LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard, MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION, THE BOXER, THE SOUND OF SILENCE

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Paul Simon | 20334b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Homeward Bound : SATB : Jay Althouse : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Songbook : 00-7845 : 038081007021

Jay Althouse : Homeward Bound

One of the most popular and widely performed choral selections of our time. This heartfelt piece is elegant in its simplicity and has become the anthem for many soldiers returning home. May optionally be performed with the new concert band scoring by Brant Karrick.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.85 | Music Prodigy |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-7845


Homeward Bound : SSA : Jay Althouse : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 00-7846 : 038081007014

Jay Althouse : Homeward Bound

One of the most popular and widely performed choral selections of our time. This heartfelt piece is elegant in its simplicity and has become the anthem for many soldiers returning home. May optionally be performed with the new concert band scoring by Brant Karrick.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-7846


Homeward Bound : 2-Part : Jay Althouse : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 00-35647 : 038081398433

Jay Althouse : Homeward Bound

One of the most popular and widely performed choral selections of our time. This heartfelt piece is elegant in its simplicity and has become the anthem for many soldiers returning home. May optionally be performed with the new concert band scoring by Brant Karrick.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.85 | Music Prodigy |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-35647


Homeward Bound : SATB divisi : Jay Althouse : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 00-38070 : 038081425429

Jay Althouse : Homeward Bound

This heartfelt piece has touched thousands of musicians and their audiences with its warmth and sincerity. Additionally, it has become the anthem for many soldiers returning home. Our stunning new arrangement, as written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, offers a four-hand piano reduction of Dr. Wilberg's magnificent orchestration (orchestration available for rent. Contact alfredrental@lucksmusic.com). This title is available in SmartMusic and Music Prodigy.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-38070


Homeward Bound : SSAATTBB : Jay Althouse : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 00-46333 : 038081527123

Jay Althouse : Homeward Bound

After racking up over a million views on YouTube, this unique a cappella stunner by BYU's Vocal Point and the All-American Boys Chorus is now available for SATB divisi choirs. Contemporary harmonies and layered choral textures support two soloists during the folk-like verses and bring importance to the full choral refrains. A familiar Holst melody makes a few appearances and a three-part treble chorus (or descant group) is an ethereal addition at the end.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46333


Homeward Bound : SAB : Roger Emerson : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 00140964 : 888680042448

Roger Emerson : Homeward Bound

This iconic song by Paul Simon from the 1966 Simon & Garfunkel album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme was also a hit single that same year. With lyrics that express loneliness and longing for home and well-loved and familiar harmonies, choirs will enjoy recreating the sound of an earlier era. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00140964 | Showtrax CD Available


Homeward Bound : SSA : Roger Emerson : Paul Simon : Simon & Garfunkel : Sheet Music : 00140965 : 888680042455

Roger Emerson : Homeward Bound

This iconic song by Paul Simon from the 1966 Simon & Garfunkel album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme was also a hit single that same year. With lyrics that express loneliness and longing for home and well-loved and familiar harmonies, choirs will enjoy recreating the sound of an earlier era.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Simon & Garfunkel

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00140965 | Showtrax CD Available

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