TONY TRISCHKA 'Shall We Hope' HORN-3009-CD
Shall We Hope is a dramatized listening experience. It invites its audience into the lives of characters from America’s past as they grapple with the hard realities of war and death, and the meaning of freedom.
Over twelve years in the making, this work of historical fiction tells tales of love, loss, and hope, drawn from our nation’s fraught history.
The narrative is told through brilliant songwriting and stellar musicianship, with a gathering of artists that includes Michael Daves, Guy Davis, Phoebe Hunt, John Lithgow, Maura O’Connell, and Catherine Russell.
Best experienced when heard in its entirety, this unique project showcases Tony’s ever-evolving musical vision. Shall We Hope portrays powerful moments in time that still reverberate today.
1. CLOUDS OF WAR (prelude)
2. THIS FAVORED LAND
3. PADDLE WHEEL (interlude)
4. ON THE MISSISSIPPI (GAMBLER’S SONG)
5. CARRY ME OVER THE SEA
6. THE GENERAL
7. I KNOW MOON-RISE
8. LEAVING THIS LONESOME LAND
9. A LETTER FROM JOHN BOSTON TO HIS WIFE (interlude)
10. GOTTA GET MYSELF RIGHT BACK TO YOU
11. BIG ROUND TOP MARCH / DRUMMER BOYS
12. CHRISTMAS CHEER (THIS WEARY YEAR)
13. DEAREST FRIEND AND ONLY LOVER
14. SOLDIER’S SONG
15. WORDS ABOUT JOHN BOSTON AT GETTYSBURG (interlude)
16. CLOUDS STILL DRIFT ACROSS THE SKY
17. O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!
18. F.D.R. AT GETTYSBURG, 1938 (postlude)