Allentoff Music

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Allentoff Music pays tribute to American composer Stephen Foster with new arrangements for orchestra and chamber ensembles. All of the arrangements are based on Foster's original piano scores.

 

 

 

 

 

About Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster is acknowledged as the "father of American music." Growing up in Pennsylvania, Foster attended private academies and studied for a short time at Washington & Jefferson College. He studied music with German composer Henry Kleber and vocalist/entertainer Dan Rice. 

In 1846 he went to Cincinnati as a bookkeeper, returning to Pittsburgh in 1850 to marry Jane McDowell, a physician’s daughter. In 1848 he sold his song “Oh! Susanna” for $100; together with his “Old Uncle Ned” it brought the publisher about $10,000. In 1849 Foster entered into a contract with Firth, Pond & Co., the New York publishers to whom he had previously given the rights for “Nelly Was a Lady.” He was commissioned to write songs for Edwin P. Christy's minstrel show. The most famous, "Old Folks at Home" (1851), also called “Swanee River,” appeared originally under Christy’s name; Foster’s name appeared on the song after 1879. In 1852 he made his only visit to the South.

Foster attempted to make a living as a professional songwriter and may be considered innovative in this respect, since this field did not yet exist in the modern sense. Due in part to the limited scope of music copyright and composer royalties at the time, Foster realized very little of the profits his works generated for sheet music printers.

Foster wrote 286 works in less than 20 years: 156 songs with piano accompaniment, 27 hymns, 5 piano pieces, 74 instrumental works and arrangements, 19 resetting of his songs for guitar accompaniment, 2 translations (from French and German), and 3 new lyrics to pre-existing melodies.

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970, and he was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.

Collection of Stephen Foster Duets

Spiral bound book by Jonathan Allentoff featuring the music of Stephen Foster

Available for two violins or two violas, the book includes Oh! Susanna, Gentle Annie, and Beautiful Dreamer.

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Oh! Susanna Duet

Music by Stephen Foster

Arranged by Jonathan Allentoff

1 M

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inute

Available for two violins or two violas

Performed in concert with two violins at Pittsford Mendon High School

Sample PDF score: http://www.allentoffmusic.com/-%20New%20Folder/ohsusannatwoviolinsfirstpagepdf.pdf

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For the download edition, you will receive an email with your music as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. You can download FREE Adobe Reader to read the file at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/. Once you download the file, you can view the music and print the score and parts.

 

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Gentle Annie Duet

Music by Stephen Foster

Arranged by Jonathan Allentoff

2 Minutes

Available for two violins, two violas, two cellos, two alto saxophones, or two trumpets

Performed in concert with two violins at Pittsford Mendon High School

Sample PDF Score: http://www.allentoffmusic.com/-%20New%20Folder/gentleannietwoviolinsfirstpagepdf.pdf

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For the downlaod edition, you will receive an email with your music as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. You can download FREE Adobe Reader to read the file at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/. Once you download the file, you can view the music and print the score and parts.

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Beautiful Dreamer Duet

Music by Stephen Foster

Arranged by Jonathan Allentoff

2 Minutes

Available for two violins, two violas, or two cellos

Sample PDF Score: http://www.allentoffmusic.com/-%20New%20Folder/beautifuldreamertwoviolinsfirstpagepdf.pdf

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For the download edition, you will receive an email with your music as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. You can download FREE Adobe Reader to read the file at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/. Once you download the file, you can view the music and print the score and parts.

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A Thousand Miles from Home for Violin and Piano

Music by Stephen Foster

Arranged by Jonathan Allentoff

3 Minutes

Performed at the Pittsford Mendon High School Small Ensembles Concert

Sample PDF Score: http://www.allentoffmusic.com/athousandmilesfromhomefirstpagepdf.pdf

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A Tribute to Stephen Foster for Voice and Orchestra

Arranged by Jonathan Allentoff

Instrumentation: Voice, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Horn I, Horn II, Horn III, Horn IV, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trombone I, Trombone II, Tuba, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

In Five Movements:

1. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair.
2. Hard Times Come Again No More.
3. Beautiful Dreamer.
4. We are Coming Father Abraam.
5. Oh! Susanna

15 Minutes

 

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