Sons Of The Pioneers Sing The Stephen Foster Songbook
Ashokan Farewell . Beautiful Dreamer (Songs Of Stephen Foster)
The Complete Piano Works and Assorted Transcriptions of Stephen Foster
Stephen Foster Song Book (Dover Song Collections)
Stephen Foster Song Book (Dover Song
Stephen Foster's music "Is part of every Americans culture," wrote composer Virgil Thomson, and certainly this is true, for few American composers have created songs as lastingly popular as "Beautiful Dreamer," "Oh! Susanna," "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," "Swanee River" (properly "Old Folks at Home"), "Camptown Races," and "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night." The fact remains, however, that Foster's melodies have suffered continually at the hands of revisers and arrangers, so that often whet we hear today is only a corrupt version of what Foster actually composed.This book corrects that situation by assembling 40 songs as Foster originally wrote them. Many have been reproduced from original first-edition sheets, others from early editions, others from facsimiles of first editions. All are reproduced with their covers, to help capture the flavor of the period. Along with the old favorites listed above you will find "The Glendy Burk," "Ah! May the Red Rose Live Always," "Massa's in de Cold Ground," "Old Dog Tray," "Old Black Joe," "Nelly Bly," and 28 more. Among these are patriotic songs about the Civil War, plantations slave songs written in dialect, minstrel songs written for traveling companies — most notably the original Christy Minstrels, and the soft, easy, sentimental...
- Brand: Dover Publications
- ASIN: 0486230481
- UPC: 800759230488
Stephen Foster's American Songbook - Richard Crooks
American Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster
American Dreamer: Songs of Stephen
Stephen Foster, known as the, father of American Music , whose music has remained popular for over 150 years, has placed an indelible stamp on the American consciousness. Here, on American Dreamer, celebrated Baritone Thomas Hampson presents Foster's works as they were meant to be performed in simple beauty, accompanied by piano, fiddle and guitar. Included are classics like, 'Hard Times Come Again No More,' 'I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair' and, 'Beautiful Dreamer.' Under the musical direction of Jay Ungar, these finely crafted versions of America's greatest songs are a must have.
- Brand: Angel
- ASIN: B000002SK7
- UPC: 794628746470