Robert Nathaniel Dett

Robert Nathaniel Dett Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    11th October 1882
  • Died
    2nd October 1943
  • Birthplace
    Drummondville, Ontario (now part of Niagara Falls, Ontario), Canada

Robert Nathaniel Dett often known as R. Nathaniel Dett, was a composer in the United States and Canada. During his lifetime he was one of the most successful black composers, known for his use of folk songs andspirituals for choral and piano compositions in the romantic style. He was among the first Black composers during the early years of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. His works often appeared among the programs of Will Marion Cook's New York Syncopated Orchestra. Dett himself performed atCarnegie Hall and at the Boston Symphony Hall as a pianist and choir director.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Listen to the Lambs Anthem Choir
Music in the Mine Chorale Choir
O Holy Lord Sacred Mass Choir
I'm So Glad Trouble Don't Last Alway Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Somebody's Knocking at Your Door Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
In the Bottoms Suite Piano
Magnolia Suite Piano