American Journey

Heralded all over the world as a phenomenal work, the Spanish Trail Suite composed by Marshall McDonald and Steven Sharp Nelson is a richly unique, but accessible piece commissioned by the Orchestra at Southern Utah to celebrate the 100th-year anniversary of the Spanish Trail becoming nationally recognized by Congress. Replete with beautiful, sweeping melodies, it depicts the success and hardships experienced by those who traveled the trail. Also included on this album are other acclaimed arrangements from the composers of the Spanish Trail Suite, and an original composition based upon a melody from another of their symphonies, entitled "AFRICA." 

American Journey features the world-renowned China Philharmonic Orchestra.

Songs include:

  • Spanish Trail Suite 1st Movement - Sunrise 
  • Spanish Trail Suite 2nd Movement - Rainstorm
  • Spanish Trail Suite 3rd Movement - Marcha
  • Spanish Trail Suite 4th Movement - Celebration
  • Come, Come Ye Saints
  • Homeward Bound
  • If You Could Hie to Kolob (full orchestra with piano version)
  • Tender Mercies (from "AFRICA")
Released: 2009

Type: Album

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