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Home on the Range

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Daniel E. Kelley

Daniel E. Kelley (arr. Wayne Fritchie)

General Info

Year: 1873 / 2011
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: WPF Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00; (digital) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Home on the Range is a classic Western folk song sometimes called the "unofficial anthem" of the American West. The lyrics were originally written by Dr. Brewster M. Higley of Smith County, Kansas, in a poem entitled My Western Home in 1872.

In 1871, Higley moved from Indiana to Smith County, Kansas, under the Homestead Act. He lived in a small cabin near West Beaver Creek. He was so inspired by his new bucolic surroundings that he decided to create a poem in praise of the prairie. The music was later added by Daniel E. Kelley (1808–1905), a carpenter and friend of Higley.

In 1947, it became the state song of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 western songs of all time.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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