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Songs of the South

By Stephen Foster

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Songs of the South composed by Stephen Foster (1826-1864). Arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle. For string orchestra. Orchestra. FJH String Orchestra. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Duration 5 minutes, 37 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6053).

This short three-movement work includes arrangements of three famous Stephen Foster melodies that portray scenes of 19th century life in the Deep South. The first movement, Old Folks at Home (Swanee River), is cleverly scored with optional sand block to s
The second movement, Gentle Annie, mourns a departed loved one in a beautiful and lyrical melody. The final movement, Nelly Bly, is lighthearted and full of drive and energy. An excellent piece for concert or festival, and well within the grasp of medium-level orchestras.

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