Monday, October 25, 2010

R. Nathaniel Dett's 'Juba' in Saxophone Quartet Arrangement by Michael D. Nascimben on eBay

[R. Nathaniel Dett (Library of Congress)]

Saxophone Quartet Sheet Music of R. Nathaniel Dett's Juba is offered at eBay, with closing date of Oct. 29, 2010:

A Ragtime piece by Robert Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) arranged for Saxophone Quartet (SATB/AATB).

“'Juba' (1913)
- The dance, from the 'In the Bottoms' suite; A challenging work.
- Difficulty - 7 of 10
Dett was born in Drummondsville, Ont Canada, lived and studied much of his early life in Niagara Falls and Lockport, NY and was the first black student to complete the 5 year course of studies at Oberlin Conservatory. He became the first black music director of at Virginia's Hampton Institute. Throughout his life he was involved with education; teaching and studying. While Dett was studying at Harvard (1920-21), Percy Grainger recorded 'Juba' from the 'In the Bottoms.'
Score and parts included on heavy bond paper.

"SATB - Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone and additional alto part for use as substitute for the soprano - AATB.
Arranged by Michael D. Nascimben, Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance, University of Michigan 1972. His collection of Saxophone Quartet arrangements has been amassed over the past 40 years to expand the saxophone repertoire for concert programming, and other formal and informal performing venues. It includes musical styles from the Renaissance through 21st Century contemporary music. The classical pieces provide a variety of musical styles that will enhance any saxophone quartet program. The ragtime pieces, numbering well over 100, were developed and used as toe tapping finales to most programs. [R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) is profiled at, with a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conservatory.]

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