Piano - Late Intermediate
Composed by R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943). Edited by Judi Gowe. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Sheet; Solo. Summy-Birchard supplementary piano. Form: Suite. 20th Century. Single piece. 8 pages. Published by Summy-Birchard Inc (AP.0661).
Item Number: AP.0661
ISBN 0874876613. 9x12 inches. Key: F major.
'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.