Stephen Collins Foster  (1826-1864)
Last updated: 31.07.22
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.  
Stephen Collins Foster  (1826-1864) has at least 3 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
b000xtswbc_m.jpgCome Where My Love Lies Dreaming
Music by: Stephen Collins Foster.
Perf. by: Christy Minstrels
Publisher: F. Pitman Hart & Co.
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Printed: 1900. Sheet Music.
b0016fwxoy_m.jpgFarewell My Lilly Dear A Plantation Melody
Music by: Stephen Collins Foster.
Perf. by: Christy Minstrels
Publisher: H. Kleber
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Printed: 1851. Sheet Music.
b00fd7x2dm_m.jpgMy Old Kentucky Home, Good Night
Words and Music by: Stephen Collins Foster.
Perf. by: Christy Minstrels
Publisher: Wm. A. Pond & Co.
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Printed: 1853. Sheet Music.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming Edison's National Phonograph Company 9994 Knickerbocker Quartette
audioextmp315.gif My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night Edison Record: 3014 Charles P. Lowe
audioextmp315.gif My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night Columbia Phonograph Co.: 12006 Charles P. Lowe
audioextmp315.gif My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night Edison Amberol: 87 Edison Concert Band
audioextmp315.gif My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night Edison Blue Amberol: 2239 Edison Concert Band
audioextmp315.gif Nelly Was a Lady Indestructible Record: 1373 Frank Coombs
audioextmp315.gif Old Folks at Home Columbia Phonograph Company: 13010 Roger Harding
S. Porter
audioextmp315.gif Old Folks at Home Edison Blue Amberol: 2584 Christine Miller
audioextmp315.gif Old Folks at Home U.S. Everlasting Record: 269 Florence Ethel Smith
audioextmp315.gif Suwanee River (Parody) Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8304 Samuel H. Dudley
     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
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Beautiful Dreamer Stephen Collins Foster (words & music)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Beautiful Dreamer (1864) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Camptown Races (De), Gwine to Run All Night (1850) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming (1855) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Ellen Bayne (1854) S. Foster (words & music)
Edwin C.Christy (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Eulalie (1851) S. Foster (music)
Henry Sylvester Cornwell (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Farewell My Lilly Dear (1851) S. Foster (words & music)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Gentle Annie S. Foster (words & music) Piano Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Gentle Annie (1856) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Glendy Burk (1860), The S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (1854) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Linger in Blissful Repose S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Linger in Blissful Repose (1858) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  Massa's in De Cold Ground (1852) S. Foster (words & music)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif My Brodder Gum (1849) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night S. Foster (words & music) Piano YorkSpace Pub.
pdf15.gif My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night (1853) S. Foster (words & music)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Nellie Bly (1850) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Oh Boys Carry Me 'long (1851) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Oh! Susanna S. Foster (words & music)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
Piano Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Oh! Susanna (1848) S. Foster (words & music)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Old Black Joe (1860) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Old Dog Tray (1853) S. Foster (words & music)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Old Folks at Home S. Foster (words & music) Piano YorkSpace Pub.
pdf15.gif Old Folks at Home (1851) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Ring, Ring De Banjo (1851) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif  She Was All the World to Me (1864) S. Foster (music)
Dr. Duffy (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif Willie, We Have Missed You (1854) S. Foster (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
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
Score.
Publisher: Loux Music Publishing Co. (RFS0010)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 26 works by Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Oh! Susanna (w&m) 1848 Christy Minstrels (perf.)  wvicon.gif
My Brodder Gum (w&m) 1849  wvicon.gif
Nelly Was a Lady 1849 Frank Coombs (perf.)  Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Camptown Races (De), Gwine to Run All Night (w&m) 1850  wvicon.gif
Nellie Bly (w&m) 1850  Pub.
Eulalie 1851 Henry Sylvester Cornwell (words)  Pub.
Farewell My Lilly Dear (w&m) 1851 Christy Minstrels (perf.)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Oh Boys Carry Me 'long (w&m) 1851  Pub.
Old Folks at Home (w&m) 1851 Florence Ethel Smith (perf.)
Christine Miller (perf.)
Roger Harding (perf.)
S. Porter (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Ring, Ring De Banjo (w&m) 1851
Massa's in De Cold Ground (w&m) 1852 Christy Minstrels (perf.)  Pub.
My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night (w&m) 1853 Edison Concert Band (perf.)
Charles P. Lowe (perf.)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
 wvicon.gif audioextmp315.gif
Old Dog Tray (w&m) 1853 Christy Minstrels (perf.)  Pub.
Ellen Bayne (w&m) 1854 Edwin C.Christy (perf.)  Pub.
Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (w&m) 1854 John McCormack (perf.)
Dale Evans (perf.)
 Pub. youtube15.jpg
Willie, We Have Missed You (w&m) 1854  Pub.
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming (w&m) 1855 Knickerbocker Quartette (perf.)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
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Gentle Annie (w&m) 1856 Christy Minstrels (perf.)  Pub.
Linger in Blissful Repose (w&m) 1858  Pub.
Glendy Burk, The (w&m) 1860
Old Black Joe (w&m) 1860  wvicon.gif
Beautiful Dreamer (w&m) 1864 Jonathan Guyot Smith (perf.)
Stephen Sasloe (perf.)
Christy Minstrels (perf.)
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She Was All the World to Me 1864 Dr. Duffy (words)
Suwanee River (Parody) 1903 Samuel H. Dudley (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Way Down Upon the Swanee River 1935 Stephen Foster (words)
Samuel H. Dudley (perf.)
S. H. Dudley parodises it.
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White House Chair, The (w&m) ?
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Beautiful Dreamer 3:24 Jonathan Guyot Smith & Stephen Sasloe
youtube15.jpg Jeanie with the light brown hair 3:01 John McCormack