John Stepan Zamecnik  (1872-1953)
Last updated: 28.02.21
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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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
By: John Stepan 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: John Stepan 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 Stepan Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Erin's Isle and You Song
By: John Stepan 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
By: John Stepan 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
By: John Stepan 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
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. 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
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. 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
By: John Stepan 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
By: John Stepan 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
By: John Stepan 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 Stepan Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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  Printed: 1920. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Love Me Song
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. Words by: Harry D. Kerr.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Monkey-Man, The Song
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. Words by: E. V. Cooke.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1918. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
My Dreams Song
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. 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
By: John Stepan 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
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
By: John Stepan 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
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. 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
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. 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
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. 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 Stepan Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1940. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
One Sweet Day
By: John Stepan 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
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. Words by: Arthur J. Lamb.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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  Printed: 1922. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Polly
By: John Stepan 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 Stepan 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
By: John Stepan 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
By: John Stepan 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.jpgTrip to the North Pole, A Descriptive March Two-Step
By: John Stepan 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.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Valse June Hesitation or Boston
By: John Stepan Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Violetta Intermezzo Two-Step
By: John Stepan Zamecnik.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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  Printed: 1908. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
When You Are Truly Mine Song
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. 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
By: John Stepan Zamecnik. Words by: Archie Bell.
Publisher: Sam Fox Pub. Co.
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 96 works by John Stepan Zamecnik (1872-1953). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
College Yell 1908  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Fishing 1908 Archie Bell (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Violetta 1908 as Lionel Baxter  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Wonderland 1908 Archie Bell (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Trip to the North Pole, A 1909  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Amazon March 1911
Bee and the Floweret, The 1911  wvicon.gif
I'm Looking For a Girl to Love Me 1911
Life Is Like a Dance 1911
Love Fancies 1911  wvicon.gif
Money 1911
Secret of the Sea, The 1911  wvicon.gif
Susan Slade 1911
College Capers 1912  wvicon.gif
Just an Old Sweetheart of Mine 1912 J.R. Shannon (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Mandy's Ragtime Waltz 1912  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
As the Years Roll By 1913 J. R. Shannon (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
La Petite Coquette 1913  wvicon.gif
Movie Rag 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Swanee Rose 1913 J.R. Shannon (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
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Bowl of Pansies 1914 as Jules Reynard  wvicon.gif
Captain Betty 1914 as Lionel Baxter  wvicon.gif
Co-Ed 1914  wvicon.gif
Erin's Isle and You 1914 J.R. Shannon (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Hubby Hobby 1914  wvicon.gif
I'm A-Longin' Fo' You 1914 Karl Fuhrmann (words)
as Jane Hathaway
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Kissamee 1914  wvicon.gif
Valse June 1914 as Lionel Baxter  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
World Peace 1914  wvicon.gif
Legend of a Rose 1915 as Jules Reynard  wvicon.gif
One Fleeting Hour 1915 Karl Fuhrmann (words)
as Dorothy Lee
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Valse Annette 1915 as Lionel Baxter  wvicon.gif
Valse Elaine 1915 as Lionel Baxter  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
All America 1916  wvicon.gif
Last Farewell, The 1916  wvicon.gif
Milady 1916  wvicon.gif
My Cairo Love 1916 Harry D. Kerr (words)  wvicon.gif
My Dreams 1916 F. G. Bowles (words)
as Dorothy Lee
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Ole Virginny 1916  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Simplicity 1916 as Dorothy Lee  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Atonement 1917  wvicon.gif
Ballet Sentimental 1917  wvicon.gif
Bon Vivant 1917  wvicon.gif
Dutch Windmill, A 1917  wvicon.gif
Ecstasy 1917  wvicon.gif
Egyptia 1917  wvicon.gif
For the Freedom of the World 1917 E. V. Cooke (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Fox Trail, The 1917  wvicon.gif
I Gathered a Rose 1917 E. M. Stuart (words)
as Dorothy Lee
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Men of Sparta 1917  wvicon.gif
Spirit of America 1917  wvicon.gif
Tears 1917  wvicon.gif
When You Are Truly Mine 1917 E. M. Stuart (words)
as Dorothy Lee
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Wooing Hour, The 1917  wvicon.gif
Howdy! (w&m) 1918 as "Ted" (words)
as "Josh"
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Jealous Moon 1918 Harry D. Kerr (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Monkey-Man, The 1918 E. V. Cooke (words)
as Dorothy Lee
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My Paradise 1918 Harry D. Kerr (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
On the Fields of France 1918 George M. Mayo (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
In a Canoe 1919  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Kisses 1919 Harry D. Kerr (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Love Me 1919 Harry D. Kerr (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Most Anything 1919  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Ole South 1919  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
One Sweet Day 1919 Harry D. Kerr (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Son-O'-Mine 1919 Emily Sheafe (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Valse Rose 1919 as Lionel Baxter  wvicon.gif
Amorita 1920 Harry D. Kerr (words)  wvicon.gif
Biddy 1920 Harry D Kerr (words)
Blue Bells (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif
L'Heure Bre 1920 as Dorothy Lee  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Scented Violets 1920 as Jules Reynard  wvicon.gif
I Love You More 1921 E. Edson (words)
as Dorothy Lee
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Somewhere in Naples 1921
Star of the Orient 1921  wvicon.gif
Fair Debutante 1922 as Jules Reynard  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Out of the Dusk to You 1922 Arthur J Lamb (words)
as Dorothy Lee
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Romany Love 1922 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Yester-Eve 1922  wvicon.gif
Neapolitan Nights 1923  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Rosemary 1923 Anne Nichols (sung by)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Indian Dawn 1924 Charles O Roos (words)
Love Came Calling 1924 Katherine Bainbridge (words)  wvicon.gif
Fury 1925  wvicon.gif
Neapolitan Nights - Song 1925 J. R. Shannon (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Wings 1927 Arr. by May Singhi Breen  wvicon.gif
Your Love Is All 1927 Harry D Kerr (words)  wvicon.gif
Little Irish Rose 1928 Anne Nichols (sung by)  wvicon.gif
Paradise 1928 Arr. by May Singhi Breen;
Polly 1928  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Redskin 1929
China Doll Parade 1937  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Dance of Navarre, The ?  wvicon.gif
Flor dé Brasil ? as Arturo de Castro  wvicon.gif
Reve D'Amour ?  wvicon.gif
Song of Nations, The ?
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Fair Debutante 2:22 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik 
youtube15.jpg Hubby Hobby 3:14 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik 
youtube15.jpg La Petite Coquette 2:50 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik 
youtube15.jpg Mandy's Ragtime Waltz 4:32 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik 
youtube15.jpg Most Anything 3:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik 
youtube15.jpg Movie Rag 3:16 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik 
youtube15.jpg My Cairo Love 1:27 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik 
youtube15.jpg Ole South 2:46 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik 
youtube15.jpg Ole Virginny 3:25 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik 
youtube15.jpg  Polly 2:17 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.S. Zamecnik