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Stephen Foster

Stephen Collins Foster known as the "father of American music", was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century. His songs such as "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "Hard Times Come Again No More", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Old Black Joe", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", and "Beautiful Dreamer" remain popular over 150 years after their composition.

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David Dusing : Stephen Foster for Treble Voices : SSA. : Sheet Music

David Dusing : Stephen Foster for Treble Voices

Written in 1854, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair was dedicated to composer Stephen Foster's wife, Jane McDowall. The opening lyrics, "I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair," are said to have inspired the popular 1960s sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie. Sweet and lilting, this whimsical piece is arranged for soprano and alto voices.

Songlist: Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Nelly Bly, Oh! Susanna

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Voicing: SSA. | 7696b | Sheet Music | $5.50 | A Cappella


Jonathan Rathbone : Stephen Foster Medley : SSAATTBB  : 01 Songbook : EP77090

Jonathan Rathbone : Stephen Foster Medley

Longtime Swingle Singer's arranger Jonathan Rathbone adds his jazzy chops to these Americana classics.

Songlist: Oh Suzanna, My Old Kentucky Home, The Ol' Folks at Home, Dream of Jeannie, Camptown Races, Beautiful Dreamer

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 7297b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Stephen Foster : American Masterpieces : SATB : Sheet Music

Stephen Foster : American Masterpieces

Stephen Foster was America's Schubert - the lyric laureate of the 19th Century South. With Foster sentiment was a virtue, expressed in sweet harmonies and haunting tunes. The underlying emotion of these songs is nostalgia - a pervasive longing for things lost which seems to permeate the very intervals of the melodies. When Foster - like Schubert - died young and poor, it seemed as though he was fulfilling the prophecies of his own melancholy songs. Jon Washburn's medly of favorite Stephen Foster songs was composed in 1985 for the Vancouver Chamber Choir and premiered on a concert called the music of the Great Songwriters. Gregg Smith edits/arranges 'Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming,' which was elected by the National Endowment for the Arts as an one of the "American Masterpieces" of choral music. Halloran's arrangement of camptown races is very fun to sing, great opportunity for a soloist along with some excellent vocal accompaniment. Halloran's arrangement of Nelly Bly is equally fun with an energizing chorus, and the men get the melody in the verses!

Songlist: A Stephen Foster Medley, Nelly Bly, Camptown Races, Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming

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Voicing: SATB | 9524b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Stephen Foster Songbook : TTBB : Songbook : 812817020498 : 1495088286 : 00151532

Various Arrangers : Stephen Foster Songbook

It doesn't get more Americana than singing a Stephen Foster song in the close harmony barbershop style! From the Barbershop Society themselves these arrangements are as timeless as the songs themselves.

Songlist: Camptown Races, Gentle Annie, If You've Only Got A Moustache

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Voicing: TTBB | 4379b | Songbook | $4.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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A Stephen Foster Medley : SATB : Jon Washburn : Stephen Foster : Songbook : WW1372 : 884088066086

Jon Washburn : A Stephen Foster Medley

This glorious piece of Americana includes familiar melodies such as 'Camptown Races,' 'Beautiful Dreamer,' and 'Oh, Susanna' and would be a wonderful feature item for a concert program. Offers tantalizing possibilities for performance and staging.

Arranger: Jon Washburn | Composer: Stephen Foster | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1372


A Stephen Foster Tribute : SATB : Joseph Martin : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 35021826 : 747510064138

Joseph Martin : A Stephen Foster Tribute

This choral montage of Stephen Foster songs ingeniously arranged by Joseph Martin is full of humor and exciting choral effects. A Stephen Foster Tribute is a wonderful addition to your choral library to teach excellence in choral singing and pass along the historical significance of American music. Songs include: Camptown Races - Oh, Susanna - Some Folks Do - Beautiful Dreamer - The Glendy Burk - and Swannee River.

Arranger: Joseph Martin | Composer: Stephen Foster | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35021826


A Stephen Foster Trilogy : 3-Part : Greg Gilpin : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 00-SVM00017 : 654979008828

Greg Gilpin : A Stephen Foster Trilogy

The winning combination of Stephen Foster's text and Greg Gilpin's musical creativity bring these three short pieces to the top of the "must-do" list. "The Old Folks at Home," "My Old Kentucky Home," and "Oh Susanna" are the traditional Southern American folk songs, beautifully voiced for choral presentation.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Stephen Foster | Country: American Folk

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-SVM00017 | Showtrax CD Available


A Stephen Foster Trilogy : 2-Part : Greg Gilpin : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 00-SVM00018 : 654979008835

Greg Gilpin : A Stephen Foster Trilogy

The winning combination of Stephen Foster's text and Greg Gilpin's musical creativity bring these three short pieces to the top of the "must-do" list. "The Old Folks at Home," "My Old Kentucky Home," and "Oh Susanna" are the traditional Southern American folk songs, beautifully voiced for choral presentation.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Stephen Foster | Country: American Folk

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-SVM00018 | Showtrax CD Available


Camptown Races : SATB divisi : Jack Halloran : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 08738644 : 073999386448

Jack Halloran : Camptown Races

Arranger: Jack Halloran | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08738644


Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming : SATB divisi : Gregg Smith : Stephen Foster : Gregg Smith Singers : Sheet Music : 50318790 : 073999187908

Gregg Smith : Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming

Arranger: Gregg Smith | Composer: Stephen Foster Performed By: Gregg Smith Singers

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50318790


Four by Foster! (Medley) : 2-Part : Mary Donnelly : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 00216061 : 888680665265

Mary Donnelly : Four by Foster! (Medley)

This delightful choral montage of Stephen Foster songs is full of humor and fun. A wonderful addition to your programming and introduction to the history and culture of America! Songs include: Oh, Susanna, The Glendy Burk, My Old Kentucky Home, Camptown Races. With violin.

Arranger: Mary Donnelly | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00216061


Hard Times Come Again No More : TTBB : Alice Parker : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : WW1546 : 888680062569

Alice Parker : Hard Times Come Again No More

One of the sweetest of Stephen Foster's songs, balancing nostalgia with heartfelt lament. Seems made for male chorus, with the kind of piano or guitar accompaniment that would've been found in 19th century homes. Very accessible vocal writing with a simple accompaniment makes this a fantastic option for every men's chorus.

Arranger: Alice Parker | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1546


Hard Times, Come No More : SATB divisi : Gerald Custer : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 00125124 : 884088988241

Gerald Custer : Hard Times, Come No More

The words and melodies American song writer Stephen Foster exemplify our nation in the 19th century. Dr. Gerald Custer has maintained that character in this madrigal-like setting. The heart from a time gone by sings through in warmth and sincerity. Good high school choirs, college and community ensembles will jump at the chance to program this gem.

Arranger: Gerald Custer | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00125124


I Dream of Jeanie : TTBB : Jameson Marvin : Stephen Foster : Harvard Glee Club : Sheet Music : 50600490 : 888680603793 : 149505781X

Jameson Marvin : I Dream of Jeanie

This delicate and sensitive new arrangement of beloved American classic, arranged for the Harvard Glee Club by its former director, Jameson Marvin, is worthy of any fine men's choir. With counterpoint for all voices, a melody that is passed between voices and a chance to feature a baritone soloist, this is a welcome addition to the male chorus library.

Arranger: Jameson Marvin | Composer: Stephen Foster Performed By: Harvard Glee Club

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600490


If You've Only Got A Moustache : TTBB : Reed Criddle : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 35031194 : 888680640446 : 149507322X

Reed Criddle : If You've Only Got A Moustache

Composer Criddle has taken this classic Stephen Foster melody and arranged it in a way that takes full advantage of the drama and humor in the Foster lyrics. Your men will love bringing these lyrics to life as Reed has inserted dramatic puases for the singers to dramatically react. Fun and laughter will be had by all.

Arranger: Reed Criddle | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031194


Oh, Susanna! : 2-Part : John Leavitt : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 00154258 : 888680099329

John Leavitt : Oh, Susanna!

Arranger: John Leavitt | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154258 | Voicetrax CD Available


Some Folks Love The Holidays : 2-Part : Neil Ginsberg : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 35028842 : 884088886288 : 1480330604

Neil Ginsberg : Some Folks Love The Holidays

Stephen Foster's song is reinvented for the holidays! This works well for any December concert as you sing of fall, spring, and summer, but long live the merry, merry heart this happy holiday. It's my favorite time, no matter what some folks say. A delightful partner-style choral.

Arranger: Neil Ginsberg | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028842


The Merry, Merry Heart (Some Folks) : 2-Part : Kirk Aamot : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 08750076 : 884088364564

Kirk Aamot : The Merry, Merry Heart (Some Folks)

You'll warm many a merry heart and set toes to tapping with this treble chorus setting of the Stephen Foster favorite Some Folks. Optional fiddle, banjo and woodblock parts are included for extra folk flair! Duration: ca. 1:45.

Arranger: Kirk Aamot | Composer: Stephen Foster

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750076


With a Banjo on My Knee (Medley) : Unison : Linda Spevacek : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 43723042 : 073999193244

Linda Spevacek : With a Banjo on My Knee (Medley)

Bring a little old-fashioned American nostalgia into your classroom with this cheerful medley of Stephen Foster tunes. It's highlighted by a clever, but easy, banjo-like piano accompaniment. Available: Unison/2-Part, 3-Part.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek | Composer: Stephen Foster | Country: American Folk

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 43723042


With a Banjo on My Knee (Medley) : 3 Part : Linda Spevacek : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : 43725031 : 073999289305

Linda Spevacek : With a Banjo on My Knee (Medley)

Bring a little old-fashioned American nostalgia into your classroom with this cheerful medley of Stephen Foster tunes. It's highlighted by a clever, but easy, banjo-like piano accompaniment. Available: Unison/2-Part, 3-Part.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek | Composer: Stephen Foster | Country: American Folk

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Voicing: 3 Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 43725031

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