Credit to Deseret Book for the fantastic recording of this piece by the very talented Capitol String Quartet! Also, a great video by the wonderful violist (and my cousin-in-law) Jenny Lewis. If you haven’t gotten a copy of their CD, get it at Deseret Book: http://deseretbook.com/Walk-Beside-Me-Capitol-String-Quartet/i/5121249
Capitol String Quartet site: http://www.capitolstringquartet.com/
Some thoughts about the inspiration for this piece: That prospective missionary is getting closer and closer to his/her mission age. What’s going on in their head? “Where in the world am I going? It could be anywhere!” He/She begins to think of tropical climes, coconut trees, sandy beaches, friendly natives (who are, of course, modestly-clad), exotic fruits and other foods from the garden of Eden that just happened to survive the fall in this remote paradise. They are nothing but optimistic. This mission-thing is going to be great!
For String Quartet, 3:11
Download the PDF:I Hope They Call Me on a Mission – Score and parts