Songs from the Tour

  • About the Song

    Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer (1864) is one of the composer's most memorable ballads.

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    Thomas Hampson from American Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster with David Alpher, Thomas Hampson, Molly Mason, Jay Ungar (Angel Records, #54621).

    Sheet Music

    Beautiful Dreamer sheet music

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  • About the Song

    Perhaps one of America’s most recognizable folk tunes, the origins of Shenandoah are not so easily deciphered.

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    Thomas Hampson. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, October 2003. Craig Rutenberg, piano. Words & music trad./arr. Clifford Shaw.

    Print Music

    Shenandoah print music

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  • About the Song

    Burleigh's Ethiopia Saluting the Colors (1915), to a text by Walt Whitman, is a dramatic account of a Civil War encounter.

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    Thomas Hampson. Recorded at the Library of Congress, December 7, 2004. Wolfram Rieger, piano.

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    Ethiopia Saluting the Colors sheet music

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