Homecoming of a Vagrant Soul
Reading (rough play-through, but real instruments):Score
Homecoming of a Vagrant Soul began as a piano improvisation inspired by Matt Gilman and Brandon Hampton’s “The Entry” (heard in the introductory harp melody), but quickly developed into something more. The piece moves through various themes and emotional areas which evoke and reflect upon a passage from Psalm 119:
Psalm 119:17‐22, NIV:
17 Be good to your servant while I live,
that I may obey your word.
18 Open my eyes that I may see
wonderful things in your law.
19 I am a stranger on earth;
do not hide your commands from me.
20 My soul is consumed with longing
for your laws at all times.
21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed,
those who stray from your commands.
22 Remove from me their scorn and contempt,
for I keep your statutes.
The brief work depicts the concepts presented in the Biblical passage and meditates upon each in turn.