Emily and Elisabeth Strackbein—granddaughters to Dewey Holden—have composed an original score that brings musical color to this family documentary. The soundtrack showcases a wide palette of instruments, which range from the subtle tones of the guitar to the ethnic flair of the santoor. From a simple motif that expresses the joy of family ties to a souring main theme that seeks to reflect the mighty faithfulness of God in history—all this and more is captured in this engaging musical tribute.
Anchored: A Grandfather’s Legacy Soundtrack
Anchored: A Grandfather’s Legacy (CD)
Music by Emily and Elisabeth Strackbein
Do you know your grandparents’ story? Shanna Strackbein didn’t always know hers, but that all changed when her Papaw, Dewey Holden, pulled out an old box of slides that gave a window into his past she’d only glimpsed before. Spurred on by this discovery, she asked her grandfather to tell more as she leafed through dusty albums in an earnest search to learn the rest of the story. Anchored follows her quest, tracing God’s faithfulness in one family’s life over five generations.
Shanna’s sisters Emily and Elisabeth have composed an original score that brings musical life and color to this journey into their family history. Featuring forty minutes of music, the soundtrack takes listeners from life in “Holdenville” where extended family members still live today to the depths of the Great Depression in the 1930s, from Dewey Holden’s courtship of Miss Dorothy Smith in Alabama during WWII to the faraway lands of Egypt and Israel, where the couple visited in their later years.
The score showcases a wide palette of musical instruments, which range from the subtle tones of the pan flute and guitar to the ethnic flair of the santoor. Enriched with a broad sweep of strings, the music rises from sad expressions of personal loss to warm themes of wonder and adventure. From a simple motif that expresses the joy of family ties to a souring main theme that seeks to reflect the mighty faithfulness of God in history—all this and more is captured in this score written and orchestrated by two of Mr. Holden’s granddaughters.
- Beginning an Adventure
- An Old Box of Slides
- Death in the Family
- Papa’s Funeral
- Mudder’s Childhood
- Love Letters
- Bienville Park
- For a Reason
- Wedding Day
- Close Enough for a Cookie
- Near Death
- Morena Me Llaman (Traditional Sephardic Tune)
- There Is Only One Way
- Mudder’s Legacy
- Anchored in Hope
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