The album opens and closes with "Friendship", a shape-note hymn by the American composer G. Cook, written in 1789. At the beginning, it's heard in a plain piano version recorded by Tom DePlonty, and at the end, in a recomposition (using the same recording) by Tim Risher. Fragments of it are also used in some of the other tracks. The tune of "Friendship" is like a strand of thread, winding its way through the work to bind it all together.
Thanks to Dr. Virginia E. Wotring for the album title.
released 27 September 2012
All music by Tim Risher and Tom DePlonty.