Composer
DETT
Title
Juba Dance from "In the Bottoms" Suite
Instrumentation
piccolo, 4 flutes, alto flute, bass flute
Arranger
Anthony McDonald
Publisher
Falls House Press
Grade
3
Product Code
10F180FCMCD5
score and parts

R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)
Arranged by Anthony McDonald

Juba Dance is the fifth and final movement of the work In the Bottoms - Characteristic Suite for the Piano by African American composer R. Nathaniel Dett. Originally entitled Dance (Juba), it is the most famous movement of the suite and has survived on its own, and continues to be performed, as a piano recital piece. 

Juba Dance has a ragtime format and feel to it, and thus should be similarly performed, i.e. it should be played straight, not swung.

 

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