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He's Gone Away

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Rick Kirby

Traditional, arranged by Rick Kirby

Subtitle: An American Folktune Setting for Concert Band

General Info

Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

One of the most distinctive characteristics of this traditional Appalachian folksong is the jazz-like use of occasional "blue" notes in the melody and harmony. This setting effectively explores the many instrumental colors and textures of the modern concert band, yet it maintains the simplicity and beauty of the original melody.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • South Carolina: IV


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Kirby, R. (2009). He's Gone Away: An American Folktune Setting for Concert Band [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.