Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    4th July 1826
  • Died
    13th January 1864
  • Birthplace
    Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Stephen Collins Foster, known as the "father of American music", was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna," "Camptown Races," "Old Folks at Home," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," "Old Black Joe," and "Beautiful Dreamer." Many of his compositions remain popular more than 150 years after he wrote them.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Pretty Tunes for Little Folks Books Piano
The Social Orchestra Books Open Instrumentation
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming Chorale Choir
Onward and Upward! Chorale Choir
Our Darling Kate Chorale Choir and Instrument
Somebody's Coming to See Me To Night Chorale Voice(s) and Instruments
Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me Chorale Choir
The Angels Are Singing Unto Me Chorale Choir
The Merry, Merry Month of May Chorale Choir and Instrument
Under the Willow She's Sleeping Chorale Choir
Jennie's Own Scottisch Dance Solo Instrument and Piano
Old Folks Quadrilles Dance String Quartet
Santa Anna's Retreat Dance Piano
Mine Is the Mourning Heart Duet Voice(s) and Piano
The Hour for Thee and Me Duet Voice(s) and Piano
Turn Not Away! Duet Voice(s) and Piano
Holiday Schottische Piano piece Piano
The Village Bells Piano piece Piano
Anadolia Piece Violin
Irene Piece Violin