When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Dedicated to the arranger's father and all U.S. veterans, this rousing setting of Patrick Gilmore's tune should be a hit with audiences. Set for 3, 4, 5, or 6 octaves with 2-6 octaves of handchimes, this is a very accessible work for festivals. March rhythms and staccato effects bring out the martial tones and paint a vivid picture of triumph and joy. Tune attributed to Patrick S. Gilmore (1829-1892) Union Army Bandmaster.