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Slumber, My Darling

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Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster (arr. Brant Karrick)

General Info

Year: 1862 / 2004
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

With music and lyrics both composed by Stephen Foster in 1862, its elegantly simple and lyrical melody allows for a variety of colors and textures including low woodwinds, predominant melodic material played by low brass and low woodwinds, solo voices, and flowing counterpoint. The contrasting interlude includes short quotes of other Foster songs and should carry the listener, not to sleep, but into a realm of exuberance and gratitude.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Evergreen High School Band, Metamora, Ohio, Chris Lyons, Director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Kansas: III


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  • Kent (Ohio) State University Symphony Band (John Fanjlin, conductor) - 8 October 2017

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