John Stepan Zamecnik  (1872-1953)
Last updated: 01.11.18
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.


 
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url15.gif John Stepan Zamecnik Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
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.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 89 works by John Stepan Zamecnik (1872-1953). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
College Yell 1908  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Fishing 1908 Archie Bell  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Violetta 1908 as Lionel Baxter amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Wonderland 1908 Archie Bell  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
A Trip to the North Pole 1909  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Bee and the Floweret 1911  wvicon.gif
Love Fancies 1911  wvicon.gif
The Secret of the Sea 1911  wvicon.gif
College Capers 1912  wvicon.gif
Just an Old Sweetheart of Mine 1912 J.R. Shannon  amazon15.gif
Mandy's Ragtime Waltz 1912  wvicon.gif
As the Years Roll By 1913 J. R. Shannon  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
La Petite Coquette 1913  wvicon.gif
Movie Rag 1913  wvicon.gif
Swanee Rose 1913 J.R. Shannon  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
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  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Hubby Hobby 1914  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
I'm A-Longin' Fo' You 1914 Karl Fuhrmann as Jane Hathaway wvicon.gif
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 as Dorothy Lee amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Valse Annette 1915 as Lionel Baxter wvicon.gif
Valse Elaine 1915 as Lionel Baxter amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
All America 1916  wvicon.gif
The Last Farewell 1916  wvicon.gif
My Cairo Love 1916
My Dreams 1916 F. G. Bowles as Dorothy Lee amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Ole Virginny 1916  wvicon.gif
Simplicity 1916 as Dorothy Lee wvicon.gif
For the Freedom of the World 1917 E. V. Cooke  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Fox Trail 1917  wvicon.gif
I Gathered a Rose 1917 E. M. Stuart as Dorothy Lee amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Spirit of America 1917  wvicon.gif
When You Are Truly Mine 1917 E. M. Stuart as Dorothy Lee amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Wooing Hour 1917  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Howdy! 1918 Words & Music by Zamecnik as "Ted" as "Josh" wvicon.gif
Jealous Moon 1918 Harry D. Kerr  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Monkey-Man 1918 E. V. Cooke as Dorothy Lee amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
My Paradise 1918 Harry D. Kerr  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
On the Fields of France 1918 George M. Mayo  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
In a Canoe 1919  wvicon.gif
Kisses 1919 Harry D. Kerr  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Love Me 1919 Harry D. Kerr  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Most Anything 1919  wvicon.gif
Ole South 1919  wvicon.gif
One Sweet Day 1919 Harry D. Kerr  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Son-O'-Mine 1919 Emily Sheafe  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Valse Rose 1919 as Lionel Baxter wvicon.gif
Biddy 1920 Harry D Kerr
Blue Bells 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 as Dorothy Lee amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Somewhere in Naples 1921
Star of the Orient 1921  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Fair Debutante 1922 as Jules Reynard wvicon.gif
Out of the Dusk to You 1922 Arthur J Lamb as Dorothy Lee amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Yester-Eve 1922  wvicon.gif
Neapolitan Nights 1923  wvicon.gif
Rosemary 1923  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Indian Dawn 1924 Charles O Roos
Love Came Calling 1924 Katherine Bainbridge  wvicon.gif
Fury 1925  wvicon.gif
Neapolitan Nights - Song 1925 J. R. Shannon  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Wings 1927 Arr. by May Singhi Breen wvicon.gif
Your Love Is All 1927
Paradise 1928 Arr. by May Singhi Breen;
Polly 1928  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Redskin 1929
China Doll Parade 1937  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Amazon March ?
Atonement ?  wvicon.gif
Ballet Sentimental ?  wvicon.gif
Bon Vivant ?  wvicon.gif
The Dance of Navarre ?  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
A Dutch Windmill ?  wvicon.gif
Ecstasy ?  wvicon.gif
Egyptia ?  wvicon.gif
Flor dé Brasil ? as Arturo de Castro wvicon.gif
Men of Sparta ?  wvicon.gif
Milady ?  wvicon.gif
Reve D'Amour ?  wvicon.gif
The Song of Nations ?
Tears ?  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Fair Debutante 2:22 J.S. Zamecnik  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Mandy's Ragtime Waltz 4:32 J.S. Zamecnik  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Most Anything 3:30 J.S. Zamecnik  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Movie Rag 3:16 J.S. Zamecnik  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Ole South 2:46 J.S. Zamecnik  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Ole Virginny 3:25 J.S. Zamecnik  Ragtime Dorian Henry