Sheet Music: Home! Sweet Home!

TitleHome! Sweet Home!
ComposerHenry Bishop (1786–1855)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyF major
RangeF4–F5
Time signature2/4
Tempo40 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-08-28
Last updated2012-08-28
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Categories
American Civil War, Patriotic

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Tuesday 28 August 2012

Tune of the Day: Home! Sweet Home!

by Sir Henry R. Bishop, arranged for flute and piano

This famous song was written by English composer Sir Henry Bishop, who adapted it from American dramatist John Howard Payne's 1823 opera Clari, Maid of Milan. “Home! Sweet Home!“ was very popular with troops on both sides of the American Civil War, but was reputedly banned from being played in Union Army camps for being too redolent of hearth and home and so likely to incite desertion.

Thanks to Jackie for suggesting this tune!