Stephen Collins Foster  (1826-1864)
Last updated: 20.03.18
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Stephen Foster was a prolific American composer mainly of songs to his own words. He was self-taught and died poor and an alcoholic.
Many of my early struggles with the piano started with Stephen Foster compositions such as Jeanie with the light brown hair and Beautiful Dreamer.
Websites :
url15.gif Stephen Collins Foster An exhaustive biography by Kathryn Miller Haines.  
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book15.gif Doo-Dah : Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture Ken Emerson flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif Stephen Foster: American Troubador John Howard flag15us.gif
book15.gif Susanna', 'Jeanie', and 'the Old Folks at Home' : The Songs of Stephen C. Foster William W. Austin flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
Recorder Sheet Music
Album of Well-Known Songs (American Folk) (D/A/T) (749454)
Score and Parts.
Arr./Editor: A. Charlton
Publisher: Jolly Robin (JR00016)
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (D/A/T/B) (756018)
Publisher: Loux Music Publishing Co. (RFS0010)