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Gentle Annie

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Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster (arr. Richard Baller)

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General Info

Duration: 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Really Good Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only - Unknown


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Program Notes

Gentle Annie by Stephen Foster has been arranged for concert band by Richard Baller. This work is typical of Foster’s parlor songs, a simple ballad about the tragic death of a young daughter of a neighbor. The melody is reflective and full of love with only a hint of his deep sadness at the event.

Stephen Foster is known primarily for his output in the middle of the 1800s of parlor and minstrel songs. Many of these remain popular more than 120 years after he wrote them.

- Program Note from publisher

This beautiful setting of a well-known nineteenth century song provides an ideal opportunity for introducing students to the music of America’s first great writer of popular song. Typical of Foster’s parlor songs, the piece is a simple ballad about the tragic death of a young daughter. Conveying the emotion and spirit of the original, this well-conceived arrangement of the poignant tune includes engaging lines for each instrument.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

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  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist. November 2016, 27.