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Stephen Foster

Born: 1826. Died: 1864. Lived in: United States

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 Collection

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 Collection | $5.50 | A Cappella


Stephen Foster : American Masterpieces : SATB : Sheet Music Collection

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 Collection | $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 Mustache

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


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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 : 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 | Country: United States

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


Beautiful Dreamer : SATB : Michael F. Teolis : Sheet Music : 08763731 : 728215025778

Michael F. Teolis : Beautiful Dreamer

This is a fabulous arrangement of the traditional lullaby by Stephen Foster.

Arranger: Michael F. Teolis

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08763731


Beautiful Dreamer : SATB : Michael Larkin : Sheet Music : 00-LG53045 : 654979007616

Michael Larkin : Beautiful Dreamer

The Stephen Foster classic comes alive in this exceptional setting by Michael Larkin. The brilliant choral writing creates an edition that will be heard for years to come.

Arranger: Michael Larkin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG53045


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

Jack Halloran : Camptown Races

Arranger: Jack Halloran

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


Four by Foster! (Medley) : 2-Part : Mary Donnelly : 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

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


Gentle Annie : TB : Andrew Parr : Sheet Music : 00299908 : 888680959227 : 1540061299

Andrew Parr : Gentle Annie

Young men's choirs will love learning and performing this Stephen Foster gem. The interesting melody that moves from one voice to the other serves for great vocal teaching and production. The text, though romantic, lends itself to interpretation by the singer leading to moving musical moments. Your guys will sound great with this choral!

Arranger: Andrew Parr

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00299908


Hard Times Come Again No More : TTBB : Alice Parker : 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

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


Hard Times Come Again No More : SATB divisi : Gerald Custer : Sheet Music : 00125124 : 884088988241

Gerald Custer : Hard Times Come Again 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

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


Hard Times Come Again No More : SATB : Shawn Kirchner : Sheet Music : 48024874 : 840126916393

Shawn Kirchner : Hard Times Come Again No More

A banjo-like piano accompaniment and expressive fiddle stylings lend folk authenticity to this plaintive and moving choral setting of Stephen Foster's classic song Hard Times Come Again No More. the text is set in simplicity and in fullness, by turns, as the expression of the words demand, with individual vocal parts always retaining a naturalness of line that create a rich, harmonic composite when combined with the orther parts.

Arranger: Shawn Kirchner

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48024874


I Dream of Jeanie : TTBB : Jameson Marvin : 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 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 : SATB : Michael F. Teolis : Sheet Music : 08763732 : 728215025785

Michael F. Teolis : If You've Only Got a Moustache

This spirited arrangement of Stephen Foster's folk song is sure to get a laugh out of your audience and choir! We dare you to keep a straight face!

Arranger: Michael F. Teolis

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08763732


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

Reed Criddle : If You've Only Got A Mustache

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

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


Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair : SSA : David Dusing : Sheet Music : 392-02579

David Dusing : Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair

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 in spired the popular 1960s sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie. Sweet and lilting, this whimsical piece is arranged for soprano and alto voices. Appropriate for high school or skilled church choirs.

Arranger: David Dusing

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.65 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 392-02579


My Old Kentucky Home : SATB : Foster, Donald Moore : Sheet Music : 35014847 : 747510046554

Foster, Donald Moore : My Old Kentucky Home

Arranger: Foster, Donald Moore | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35014847


Oh Susanna : TB : Ken Berg : Sheet Music : 08744431 : 073999266412

Ken Berg : Oh Susanna

Perfect for beginning men's groups, the solid vocals are coupled with a rhythmic accompaniment that really moves this arrangement along. Includes an optional third part for TBB groups.Available separately: TB. Time approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Ken Berg | Country: United States

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744431


Oh! Susanna : SSA : David Dusing : Sheet Music : 392-02590

David Dusing : Oh! Susanna

During his lifetime, Stephen Foster achieved his greatest fame as a writer of minstrel songs, most notably the Christie Minstrels. One of his earliest, written at age 22, was Oh! Susanna. It became one of the most popular songs of the 19th century and also served as the theme song for the Forty-Niners, who carried it to California during the Gold Rush. This SSA a cappella version includes vocal banjo "licks" and percussion effects.

Arranger: David Dusing

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 392-02590


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

John Leavitt : Oh, Susanna!

This Stephen Foster classic is arranged brilliantly for treble voices with some exciting adventures in mixed meter! The result is a show-stopping number that will bring cheers from your audience! A perfect concert/festival finale!

Arranger: John Leavitt

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


Ring, Ring the Banjo! : 3-Part Mixed : Glenda E. Franklin : Sheet Music : 00323009 : 888680977306 : 1540070190

Glenda E. Franklin : Ring, Ring the Banjo!

Teaching American folk songs is so important and Stephen Foster wrote some of the more iconic songs we know and love. Here is a fresh new arrangement of one of his finest, accompanied with a banjo-like piano and complete with a stacked section of plunk-a plunk vocals creating rhythmic fun! Fun and novel with tons of great teaching.

Arranger: Glenda E. Franklin | Country: American Folk

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00323009


Ring, Ring the Banjo! : 2-Part : Glenda E. Franklin : Sheet Music : 00323010 : 888680977313 : 1540070204

Glenda E. Franklin : Ring, Ring the Banjo!

Teaching American folk songs is so important and Stephen Foster wrote some of the more iconic songs we know and love. Here is a fresh new arrangement of one of his finest, accompanied with a banjo-like piano and complete with a stacked section of plunk-a plunk vocals creating rhythmic fun! Fun and novel with tons of great teaching.

Arranger: Glenda E. Franklin | Country: American Folk

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00323010


Sing Hallelu! : TTBB : Donald Moore : Sheet Music : 00-SV8938 : 029156150841

Donald Moore : Sing Hallelu!

Arranger: Donald Moore

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-SV8938


Slumber, My Darling : SSA : Mark Hayes : Sheet Music : 00-45701 : 038081514406

Mark Hayes : Slumber, My Darling

Here's a tender lullaby wrapped in lush choral harmonies, set exclusively for SSA voices. Close voice parts bring intimacy to this exquisite forgotten gem from "America's Composer" Stephen Foster. An excellent opportunity to explore expressive singing.

Arranger: Mark Hayes

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-45701


Some Folks Love The Holidays : 2-Part : Neil Ginsberg : 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

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


Some Folks' Christmas : SAB : Stephen Foster, Greg Gilpin : Stephen Foster, Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : CM8892 : 798408057299

Stephen Foster, Greg Gilpin : Some Folks' Christmas

Composer: Stephen Foster, Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| CM8892


Some Folks' Christmas : SATB : Stephen Foster, Greg Gilpin : Stephen Foster, Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : CM8893 : 798408057305

Stephen Foster, Greg Gilpin : Some Folks' Christmas

Composer: Stephen Foster, Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| CM8893


Stephen Foster Madrigals : SATB : Stephen Foster : Sheet Music : CM9183

Stephen Foster : Stephen Foster Madrigals

Donald Moore, the madrigal master, is back. On the heels of the ""Mother Goose Madrigals,"" the ""One Minute Madrigal,"" and others, Moore gives us the ""Stephen Foster Madrigals""! You'll find ""Some Folk Do,"" ""The Merry, Merry Month of May,"" ""Nelly Bly,"" ""Song of All Songs,"" and ""Camptown Races,"" all set in the madrigal style. Each selection is less than a minute. Duration: 4:00"

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| CM9183


The Glendy Burk : TTB : Mark Hayes : Sheet Music : 00-46332 : 038081527116

Mark Hayes : The Glendy Burk

Stephen Foster wrote this song in 1860 when steamboats were an essential part of American commerce and culture. Robust TTB harmony and hardy dynamics tell a story of work, love, and life along the river.

Arranger: Mark Hayes

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-46332


The Merry, Merry Heart (Some Folks) : 2-Part : Kirk Aamot : 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

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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 : 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 | Country: American Folk

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


With a Banjo on My Knee (Medley) : 3-Part : Linda Spevacek : 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 | Country: American Folk

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

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