$3.95
Juba: Dance from the Suite In the Bottoms
By R. Nathaniel Dett
Item: 00-0661
UPC: 029156142013
ISBN 10: 0874876613
ISBN 13: 9780874876611
PRICE: $3.95
Category: Piano Solo
Format: Sheet
Instrument: Piano
Level: Late Intermediate
'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 Doctorates 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 crowd-pleaser. A Federation Festivals 2014-2016 selection.