Dett, R. Nathaniel, 1882-1943

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African-American composer.

From the description of Papers [microform], 1913-1943. (Oberlin College Library). WorldCat record id: 41711378

Originally composed for piano, 1921. First performance of 3rd movement only by Percy Grainger as pianist. This version 1922. Received the Harmon Foundation Award.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Enchantment : a romantic suite / R. Nathaniel Dett. [c1922] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45207313

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creatorOf Dett, R. Nathaniel, 1882-1943. Juba [microform] / R. Nathaniel Dett. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Cuney-Hare, Maud, 1874-1936. Maud Cuney-Hare collection, 1900-1936. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn African American Sheet Music Collection 2002-063, 2002-264., 1879-1940 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Dett, R. Nathaniel, 1882-1943. Papers [microform], 1913-1943. Oberlin College Library
creatorOf Still, William Grant, 1895-1978. William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers, 1894-1991. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
creatorOf Dett, R. Nathaniel, 1882-1943. I'll never turn back no more / R. Nathaniel Dett. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn National Negro Opera Company Collection, 1879-1997, (bulk 1930-1962) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Musical composers. African American Sheet Music Collection, 1879-1940 University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn A.P. Schmidt Company. A.P. Schmidt Company archives, 1869-1958 (bulk 1895-1920). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hummings, Armenta Adams, 1936-. Armenta, piano [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Dett, R. Nathaniel, 1882-1943. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Dett, R. Nathaniel, 1882-1943. Enchantment : a romantic suite / R. Nathaniel Dett. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
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correspondedWith A.P. Schmidt Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Cuney-Hare, Maud, 1874-1936. person
associatedWith Hummings, Armenta Adams, 1936- person
associatedWith Musical composers person
associatedWith Musical composers person
associatedWith National Negro Opera Company (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sousa Archives for Band Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Sousa Preservation Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Still, William Grant, 1895-1978. person
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African American composers
Band music, Arranged
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied
Suites (Band)
Suites (Orchestra), Arranged


Birth 1882-10-11

Death 1943-10-02




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