The Music of "Winter Song"

Posted 26 October 2017

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The Music of Winter Song 

Explore some of the music that will be featured in Winter Song

All music is subject to change, as Winter Song is still in development as a world premiere production in our Northwest Stories series.


"Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith 

"Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith

"Home Again" by Carole King

"Home Again" by Carole King

"Song for A Winter's Night" by Gordon Lightfoot 

First recorded for his 1967 album, "The Way I Feel." Lightfoot actually recorded two versions of the song; the second appears on the 1975 album Gord's Gold, a greatest hits compilation, on which other re-recordings also appeared.

If I could only have you near
To breathe a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
On this winter night with you 

The smoke is rising in the shadows overhead
My glass is almost empty
I read again between the lines upon the page
The words of love you sent me 


"Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home" 

A popular song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The song deals with the feeling of peace you experience when you get home and hang up your hat. Or the yearning to wander in search of new experiences. Making the world your home. It was first introduced in 1946 in the musical St. Louis Woman. 

"Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home" performed by Barbra Streisand

"In the Bleak Mid Winter" 

A Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti. It was published, under the title "A Christmas Carol", in the January 1872 issue of Scribner's Monthly. The poem first appeared set to music in The English Hymnal in 1906 with a setting by Gustav Holst. 

In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago.


"Homeward Bound" by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel

Written by Paul Simon, it was released as a single on January 19, 1966 by Columbia Records. 

I'm sitting in the railway station.
Got a ticket to my destination.
On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand.
And every stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band.
Homeward bound, I wish I was, Homeward bound, Home where my thought's escaping, Home where my music's playing, Home where my love lies waiting Silently for me.

"Homeward Bound" by Simon & Garfunkel


"Mother's Spiritual" 

From the eighth studio album by NYC-born singer, songwriter, and pianist Laura Nyro. 

Talk of a ruby love
Lovers share
Find your love
Lose your love
Here and there
So you go home
Do your own thing
And the ocean sings to me
That love is always alive


Don't miss A Christmas Memory -paired with- Winter Song.
Running November 18 to December 31 in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

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