The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster offers an engaging reassessment of the life, politics, and legacy of the misunderstood father of American music.
Author: JoAnne O'Connell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster offers an engaging reassessment of the life, politics, and legacy of the misunderstood father of American music. Once revered the world over, Foster’s plantation songs, like “Old Folks at Home” and “My Old Kentucky Home,” fell from grace in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement due to their controversial lyrics. Foster embraced the minstrel tradition for a brief time, refining it and infusing his songs with sympathy for slaves, before abandoning the genre for respectable parlor music. The youngest child in a large family, he grew up in the shadows of a successful older brother and his president brother-in-law, James Buchanan, and walked a fine line between the family’s conservative politics and his own pro-Lincoln sentiments. Foster lived most of his life just outside of industrial, smoke-filled Pittsburgh and wrote songs set in a pastoral South—unsullied by the grime of industry but tarnished by the injustice of slavery. Rather than defining Foster by his now-controversial minstrel songs, JoAnne O’Connell reveals a prolific composer who concealed his true feelings in his lyrics and wrote in diverse styles to satisfy the changing tastes of his generation. In a trenchant reevaluation of his NewYork Bowery years, O’Connell illustrates how Foster purposely abandoned the style for which he was famous to write lighthearted songs for newly popular variety stages and music halls. In the last years of his life, Foster’s new direction in songwriting stood in the vanguard of vaudeville and musical comedy to pave the way for the future of American popular music. His stylistic flexibility in the face of evolving audience preferences not only proves his versatility as a composer but also reveals important changes in the American music and publishing industries. An intimate biography of a complex, controversial, and now neglected composer, The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster is an important story about the father of American music. This invaluable portrait of the political, economic, social, racial, and gender issues of antebellum and Civil War America will appeal to history and music lovers of all generations.
A treasury of lyrics from 30 popular American songs and ballads by the 19th-century composer is complemented by annotations on their role in history and the lyrics of an additional 50 American songs that informed or were inspired by Foster ...
Author: Stephen Collins Foster
Publisher: American Poets Project
A treasury of lyrics from 30 popular American songs and ballads by the 19th-century composer is complemented by annotations on their role in history and the lyrics of an additional 50 American songs that informed or were inspired by Foster's works.
Stephen Collins Foster was the "tune smith" of the 1800's. His music was everywhere. Foster's music has become part of our folklore and is still being played today. This book gives you 60 of these popular tunes simplified for easy playing.
Author: PHIL DUNCAN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Stephen Collins Foster was the "tune smith" of the 1800's. His music was everywhere. Foster's music has become part of our folklore and is still being played today. This book gives you 60 of these popular tunes simplified for easy playing. There are patriotic songs, Civil War songs, sentimental love songs, comedy songs, nonsense songs and mournful songs. Almost any type of harmonica, diatonic 10 hole, chromatic harmonica, blues harp, tremolo and octave tuned double reed instruments are able to perform this music. Tablature (arrows and numbers) is provided to help you understand the playing techniques for the harmonica. the split-track CD provides 23 selected tunes for the listening portion of this book with harmonica on one channel and accompaniment on the other. the audio will help "ear" players to enjoy these special tunes.
322 My Old Kentucky Home , Stephen C. Foster . 167 Laughing Glee , Martini .
286 | My Own Native Land , W. B. Bradbury . 288 Lead , Kindly Light , j . H.
Newman . 29 National Hymn , S. F. Smith . 293 Leaves Around Me Falling ,
Greek Air .
FOREWORD By T. P. GIDDINGS Director of Music , Minneapolis Public Schools STEPHEN Foster's music will live forever . A noted band master turned to his
audience just before playing an arrangement of Stephen Foster's songs and said
STEPHEN FOSTER • • • STEPHEN FOSTER'S GREATEST SONGS AND
RECORDINGS AVAILABLE • • • sweetheart, Jane McDowell, whom he later
immortalized as Jeanie WiththZ. Januttry 8, 1949 CorvjTfgMed by T^ie Bfllhoard.
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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Stephen Foster's success came from writing “plantation songs” for popular
entertainment. The music was easy to remember, very repetitious, and available
to everyone in the popular music halls. But the music that was considered serious
Author: Pamela J. Sharpe
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Category: Study Aids
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Barron’s TOEFL Practice Exercises provides students with more than 1,000 practice questions for both the ITP (Institutional TOEFL Program) and the iBT (Internet Based TOEFL). This book has the tips, strategies, and practice you need to succeed on the TOEFL: Explanatory answers for all questions: The exercises break down each question and show you how to answer it smartly and quickly Example essays and speaking responses One full-length ITP practice test with instructions for evaluating answers and determining a test score. One full-length iBT practice test with instructions for evaluating answers and determining a test score. The top 100 academic vocabulary words on the TOEFL, along with ten exercises to test proficiency.
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright OfficePublish On: 1957
Words by Stephen Foster , arr . by Robert MacKinnon , for mixed voices , S . A . T
. B . Score ( 15 p . ) ... Songs of Stephen Foster ; TTBB , accompanied , a medley
of seven songs , compiled by Bruno Reibold , arr . by Wallingford Riegger .
In western Pennsylvania a baby who was destined to write that nation's songs
was drawing his first. He was Stephen Collins Foster. It is eminently fitting that Foster, who is America's, perhaps the world's, most popular composer, should be
Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
Let me make the songs of a people , ” said an eminent philosopher , " I care not
who makes the laws . ... Stephen Foster is commemorated and loved ,
generations after his death , because he wrote of the elemental values of life : Of "
folks , " of ...
Author: United States. Congress
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This first complete critical edition of the works of Stephen Foster (1826-1864) includes reproductions of not only Foster's songs, but also his children's hymns, piano pieces, and instrumental music--the full range of his compositional activity. The compositions appear in the order Foster wrote them. A critical report by the editors accompanies every piece, and introductory chapters discuss the composer's place in American cultural history, the sources for the edition, performing the music, and musical style. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
It might be said that Foster was indeed writing the folk - songs of the future ,
though certainly unaware that he was doing so . Stephen Foster was , as every
artist is , a child of his own period and environment . He understood his fellow ...
Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture ( New York : Simon &
Schuster , 1997 ) , 17 – 19 . 3 . Morrison Foster , Biography , Songs and Musical
Compositions of Stephen C . Foster ( Pittsburgh , Pa . : Percy F . Smith , 1896 ) ...
Author: George O. Carney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
The new edition of this popular anthology brings together the best recent essays by distinguished geographers on region, music, and their interrelatedness. While emphasizing the regional nature of American music, the book introduces geographical concepts such as location factors, spatial organization, distribution, and diffusion. The study follows the paths of four types of American folk and popular music: gospel, country, jazz, and rock from their origins to their geographic centers.
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