Tribute to Stephen Foster - Medley of Six Favorties [211.01]
TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN FOSTER "A Medley of Six Favorites" arranged for brass quintet by Howard J. Buss. Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) is often referred to as "the father of American music." Many of his songs serve as a window into the spirit of America in his day. Others are exquisitely sentimental. Whether or not one approves of the lyrics of his minstrel songs, the enduring beauty and vitality of his melodies cannot be denied. In addition to the 6 Foster songs in this arrangement, Buss interjects 2 other well-known melodies. The "First Call" bugle call is woven into the tapestry of Camptown Races" and "The Girl I Left Behind Me" serves as a partner song to "Ring, Ring, the Banjo." • I. "Old Black Joe" (2') • II. "Camptown Races" (1'40") • III. "Beautiful Dreamer" (2'15") • IV. "Old Folks at Home" also known as "Swanee River" (2'12") • V. "Ring, Ring the Banjo" - "Oh, Susannah!" (2'41")
The movements may be played individually or in smaller groupings. The total duration is about 11' without pauses between the movements. Score & parts included. Grade V.
- 1st movement - 2nd movement - 3rd movement - 4th movement - 5th movement