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Beautiful Dreamer

By Stephen Foster

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SSA choir SSA, Keyboard
Composed by Stephen Foster (1826-1864). Arranged by David Dusing. Choral part(s). 6 pages. E. Henry David #392-02588. Published by E. Henry David (PR.392025880).

Item Number: PR.392025880

Because Stephen Foster made a conscious decision to write "people's music", many historians and critics have labeled him a musician of limited talent with no more than a natural gift for memorable tunes. In reality, he had a sound musical training. Beautiful Dreamer, written near the end of his life, was an example of his familiarity with the Italian school of song: graceful melodic lines, expressive appoggiaturas, and arpeggiated and strummed instruments. This arrangement, for SSA chorus and keyboard, remains faithful to that style.

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