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Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster (arr. Kenyon)

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General Info

Year: 1854 /
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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Program Notes

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, the tune for which this composition is based, was originally composed in 1854. From the beginning of their marriage, Stephen and Jane Foster had difficulties. This ballad is believed to be an attempt by Stephen to win his wife back after a temporary separation in 1853.

The song itself falls into a category of poetic ballads by Foster. Other sings in this category include Gentle Annie and Beautiful Dreamer.

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State Ratings

  • Arkansas: I
  • West Virginia: II


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  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 175-177.