Dett - Juba: Dance from the Suite In the Bottoms
Juba Dance From The Suite "In The Bottoms" composed by R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943). Edited by Judi Gowe. For piano. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Sheet; Solo. Summy-Birchard supplementary piano. Form: Suite. 20th Century. Late Intermediate. Single piece. 8 pages. Published by Summy-Birchard Inc (AP.0661).
ISBN 0874876613. 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
'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.