Composer
HOLCOMBE,JR
Title
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Instrumentation
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon
Publisher
Musicians Publcations
Grade
2-2+
Product Code
27M2600WR156

This popular song of the American Civil War expressed the longing of people, waiting for their loved ones to return home from fighting in the war.  Much of the melody is carried in the lower voices, with the upper voices taking the lead in certain places.  There is an optional bass clarinet part, if a bassoon is not available.