Stephen Collins Foster  (1826-1864)
Last updated: 16.09.20
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.
url15.gif Stephen Collins Foster An exhaustive biography by Kathryn Miller Haines.  
     Title Author Supplier
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 William W. Austin flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
This list is arranged by title and contains 1 lyric written by Stephen Collins Foster. The lyrics/monologues and *.pdf files have been kindly compiled by
     Title Attribution Remarks
url15.gif Beautiful Dreamer  
Recorder Sheet Music
Album of Well-Known Songs (American Folk) (D/A/T)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Arr./Editor: A. Charlton
Publisher: Jolly Robin (JR00016)
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Publisher: Loux Music Publishing Co. (RFS0010)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 1 work by Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Beautiful Dreamer (w&m) 1864
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Beautiful Dreamer 3:24 Jonathan Guyot Smith & Stephen Sasloe Beautiful Dreamer
youtube15.jpg Jeanie with the light brown hair 3:01 John McCormack Jeanie with the light brown hair