Home, Sweet Home
by Dudley Buck, reprint
of 1880 S T Gordon & Son edition
This is a new printing of the second edition on sturdy, acid-free
paper. (First edition was from 1868.) 8 pages. All markings are original. We provide a photo of Buck,
capsule biography, and comments on the piece. Henry Rowley Bishop (1786–1855) wrote song as part of a musical play. Dudley Buck
was for several decades America’s most famous organist and organ composer.
Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
(1839-1909), a contemporary
of Eugene Thayer and John Knowles Paine, was one of the early American organ
virtuosi who composed many works for the organ. Home, Sweet Home
copyrighted in 1880, was part of a series called “The Great Organ in
Plymouth Church,” and Buck dedicated the piece to William H Johnson, the
organ builder. Buck’s
treatment surely sounds like it was from the 1860s and retains the mildness
and warmth of Bishop’s original melody. Is there anyone who would not recognize
this tune? Easy.