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Juba Dance From The Suite "In The Bottoms"

By R. Nathaniel Dett

Piano - Late Intermediate
Composed by R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943). Edited by Judi Gowe. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles. Summy-Birchard supplementary piano. Form: Suite. 20th Century. Single piece. 8 pages. Summy-Birchard Inc #00-0661. Published by Summy-Birchard Inc (AP.0661).

Item Number: AP.0661

ISBN 9780874876611. 9x12 inches. Key: F major. English.

'Juba' is one of the earliest and possibly best compositions by R. Nathaniel Dett. Majoring in composition and piano at Oberlin, in 1908, Dett was the first black person to earn a Bachelor of Music degree. A few years later he received a masters from Eastman, then honorary Doctorate from both Oberlin and Howard University. Most of Dett's music-writing and music-making was devoted to the music of his people. 'Juba' is the result of a well-schooled composer making effective use of elements of ragtime. A Summy-Birchard publlications.

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  • April 28, 2011 Juba

    Percy Grainger played this as an encore...was friend of the composer apparently. Great to have been able to pass copies on to two friends.. thank you RR

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  • May 28, 2007 Juba by N. Dett

    Sent quickly, in great shape. Just what I wanted.

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