Buy Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen C. Foster/arr. Lewis at zricovorulschofaneminsitiscontlo.coinfo Orchestra Sheet Music. Here is a lush harmonic treatment of the Stephen Foster tune. If ideas move forward on the shoulders of giants, and that is certainly true in the world of American pop music, then Stephen Foster's shoulders are the ones at the bottom of the heap, because he is the first truly American songwriter. Drawing both from the transplanted song traditions of the European émigrés and the rhythmic sophistication of African-American spirituals and folk pieces 7/ Publisher Desc. Surely one of the most enchanting of American melodies, Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer was actually the last song he completed before his death. This beautiful pastoral evokes romantic feelings of simpler times.
Beautiful Dreamer Lyrics: Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me / Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee; / Sounds of the rude world heard in the day / Lull’d by the moonlight have all pass’d away. Composed late in his life and published posthumously, Stephen Foster’s "Beautiful Dreamer" () is one of the composer’s most memorable ballads. It was written at least six months before Foster’s death, when he was destitute and in poor heath, and survived by selling songs (at extremely cheap rates) that were written in haste. The song tells of a lover serenading a "Beautiful Dreamer" who is oblivious to worldly cares and may actually be dead. Foster's works feature many dead young women, including his sister Charlotte and "Jeanie". Helen Lightner writes, "This sentimental ballad is folk-like in character with its repetitious but lovely melody and its basic harmonic accompaniment.
out of 5 stars the beautiful songs of a beautiful dreamer Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 November This CD is a wonderful introduction to a period of american songwriting that pre-dates the rock and roll era/5(4). The Beautiful Dreamer--Stephen Foster Suite Based On: Chorus – The John McCarthy Singers Harp – Marie Goossens Orchestra – Hill Bowen And His Orchestra Violin – Sidney Sax: V Old Folks At Home: V Camptown Races: V Beautiful Dreamer: V Nelly Bly: V My Old Kentucky Home: V Oh! Susanna: V According to Calvin Elliker, Stephen Collins Foster: A Guide to Reseach (Garland, , p. 66), Frédéric Louis Ritter's Music in America () concludes with "the oft-repeated myth that Beautiful Dreamer was Foster's last composition." The myth continues even now.
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