John Stepan Zamecnik  (1872-1953)
Last updated: 25.02.17
According to the Internet source given below, John Stepan Zamecnik was an American composer of popular music and a major composer of so-called photoplay music i.e. music used by silent film theatre orchestras. Born and raised in Cleveland, he went to Prague to study with Antonín Dvorák then returning to America as a professional musician and composer. He works included songs, dances, salon music, photoplay music and complete film scores. A film music pioneer, he worked throught the entire period from vaudeville through silent film to the advent of talking movies.
His first known published work College Yell (1908) was brought out by Sam Fox Publishing Company starting a long association with that company after quickly becoming its musical director. Of ragtime interest is his Mandy's Ragtime Waltz (1912). In common with many of his contemporaries he used pseudonyms but in this respect he must surely be a record holder having perhaps as many as 21! Some of his confirmed pen-names are: Lionel Baxter R.L. (Robert) Creighton, Arturo de Castro, "Josh and Ted", J. (Jane) Hathaway, Kathryn Hawthorne, Roberta Hudson, Ioane Kawelo, Dorothy Lee, J. Edgar Lowell, Jules Reynard, F. (Frederick) Van Norman, Hal Vinton and Grant Wellesley.


Websites :
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CDs :
Ragtime Music CDs:
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Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
John Stepan Zamecnik  (1872-1953) has at least 34 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

As the Years Roll By Ballad
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: J. R. Shannon.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1913. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
China Doll Parade
By J S Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1937. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Piano Solo
b0000d5gpz_m.jpgCollege Yell March Two-Step
By John S Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Erin's Isle and You Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: J. R. Shannon.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Fishing Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: Archie Bell.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
For the Freedom of the World A Wonder Song of International Appeal
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: E. V. Cooke.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
I Gathered a Rose Song
Music by John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee. Words by: E. M. Stuart.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
With Violin or Cello Obbligato
I Love You More Song
Music by John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee. Words by: E. Edson.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1921. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
With Violin or Cello Obbligato
Jealous Moon Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: Harry D. Kerr.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1918. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Just an Old Sweetheart of Mine Ballad
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: J. R. Shannon.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Kisses Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: Harry D. Kerr.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music 6 pages. Limited Availability.
L'Heure Bre
By John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1920. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Love Me Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: Harry D. Kerr.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
The Monkey-Man Song
Music by John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee. Words by: E. V. Cooke.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1918. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
My Dreams Song
Music by John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee. Words by: F. G. Bowles.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
With Violin or Cello Obligato
My Paradise Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: Harry D. Kerr.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1918. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Neapolitan Nights - Song
Music by John Stepan Zamecnik, Co-Author: J. S. Kerr. Words by: J. R. Shannon.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1925. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
On the Fields of France Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: George M. Mayo.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1918. Sheet Music 4 pages. Limited Availability.
One Fleeting Hour Song
Music by John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee. Words by: K. Fuhrmann..
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
With Violin or Cello Obligato
One Fleeting Hour Song
Music by John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee. Words by: Karl Fuhrmann.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
With Violin or Cello Obligato [ * Extra Low ]
One Fleeting Hour Song
Music by John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee. Words by: Karl Fuhrmann.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
With Violin or Cello Obligato [ * High ]
One Fleeting Hour
By John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1940. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
One Sweet Day
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: Harry D. Kerr.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Song With Violin or Cello Obbligato
Out of the Dusk to You
Music by John S. Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee. Words by: Arthur J. Lamb.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1922. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Polly
By J. S. Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1928. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
E-Flat Alto Saxophone Solo With Piano Accompaniment.
Rosemary
By John S. Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1923. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Musical Theme: Abbie's Irish Rose
Son-O'-Mine Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: Emily Sheafe.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music 4 pages. Limited Availability.
Swanee Rose Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: J. R. Shannon.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1913. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
b0000d5gqg_m.jpgA Trip to the North Pole Descriptive March Two-Step
By John S Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 7 pages. Limited Availability.
Valse Elaine Hesitation
By John Stepan Zamecnik as Lionel Baxter.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Valse June Hesitation or Boston
By John S. Zamecnik as Lionel Baxter.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Violetta Intermezzo Two-Step
By John S. Zamecnik as Lionel Baxter.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
When You Are Truly Mine Song
Music by John Stepan Zamecnik as Dorothy Lee. Words by: E. M. Stuart.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
With Violin or Cello Obbligato
Wonderland Song
Music by John S Zamecnik. Words by: Archie Bell.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 83 works by John Stepan Zamecnik (1872-1953). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

College Yell (1908) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Kisses (1919) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Harry D. Kerr
Fishing (1908) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Archie Bell
Love Me (1919) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Harry D. Kerr
Violetta (1908) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
as Lionel Baxter
Ole South (1919) wvicon.gif
Wonderland (1908) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Archie Bell
One Sweet Day (1919) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Harry D. Kerr
A Trip to the North Pole (1909) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Son-O'-Mine (1919) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Emily Sheafe
The Bee and the Floweret (1911) wvicon.gif
Valse Rose (1919) wvicon.gif
as Lionel Baxter
Love Fancies (1911) wvicon.gif
Biddy (1920)
Words by: Harry D Kerr
The Secret of the Sea (1911) wvicon.gif
Blue Bells (1920) wvicon.gif
College Capers (1912) wvicon.gif
L'Heure Bre (1920) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
as Dorothy Lee
Just an Old Sweetheart of Mine (1912) amazon15.gif
Words by: J.R. Shannon
I Love You More (1921) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Edson
as Dorothy Lee
Mandy's Ragtime Waltz (1912) wvicon.gif
Somewhere in Naples (1921)
As the Years Roll By (1913) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: J. R. Shannon
Star of the Orient (1921) wvicon.gif
La Petite Coquette (1913) wvicon.gif
Out of the Dusk to You (1922) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J Lamb
as Dorothy Lee
Movie Rag (1913) wvicon.gif
Neapolitan Nights (1923) wvicon.gif
Swanee Rose (1913) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: J.R. Shannon
Rosemary (1923) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Captain Betty (1914) wvicon.gif
as Lionel Baxter
Indian Dawn (1924)
Words by: Charles O Roos
Co-Ed (1914) wvicon.gif
Love Came Calling (1924) wvicon.gif
Words by: Katherine Bainbridge
Erin's Isle and You (1914) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: J.R. Shannon
Fury (1925) wvicon.gif
I'm A-Longin' Fo' You (1914) wvicon.gif
Words by: Karl Fuhrmann
as Jane Hathaway
Neapolitan Nights - Song (1925) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: J. R. Shannon
Valse June (1914) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
as Lionel Baxter
Wings (1927) wvicon.gif
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
World Peace (1914) wvicon.gif
Your Love Is All (1927)
Legend of a Rose (1915) wvicon.gif
as Jules Reynard
Paradise (1928)
Arr. by May Singhi Breen;
One Fleeting Hour (1915) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Karl Fuhrmann
as Dorothy Lee
Polly (1928) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Valse Annette (1915) wvicon.gif
as Lionel Baxter
Redskin (1929)
Valse Elaine (1915) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
as Lionel Baxter
China Doll Parade (1937) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
All America (1916) wvicon.gif
Amazon March (?)
The Last Farewell (1916) wvicon.gif
Atonement (?) wvicon.gif
My Cairo Love (1916)
Ballet Sentimental (?) wvicon.gif
My Dreams (1916) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: F. G. Bowles
as Dorothy Lee
Bon Vivant (?) wvicon.gif
Simplicity (1916) wvicon.gif
as Dorothy Lee
The Dance of Navarre (?) wvicon.gif
For the Freedom of the World (1917) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: E. V. Cooke
A Dutch Windmill (?) wvicon.gif
The Fox Trail (1917) wvicon.gif
Ecstasy (?) wvicon.gif
I Gathered a Rose (1917) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: E. M. Stuart
as Dorothy Lee
Egyptia (?) wvicon.gif
Spirit of America (1917) wvicon.gif
Fair Debutante (?) wvicon.gif
as Jules Reynard
When You Are Truly Mine (1917) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: E. M. Stuart
as Dorothy Lee
Flor dé Brasil (?) wvicon.gif
as Arturo de Castro
The Wooing Hour (1917) wvicon.gif
Men of Sparta (?) wvicon.gif
Howdy! (1918) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Zamecnik Words by: as "Ted"
as "Josh"
Milady (?) wvicon.gif
Jealous Moon (1918) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Harry D. Kerr
Reve D'Amour (?) wvicon.gif
The Monkey-Man (1918) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: E. V. Cooke
as Dorothy Lee
The Song of Nations (?)
My Paradise (1918) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Harry D. Kerr
Tears (?) wvicon.gif
On the Fields of France (1918) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: George M. Mayo
Yester-Eve (?) wvicon.gif
In a Canoe (1919) wvicon.gif