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Listen to the Lambs: The Music of R. Nathaniel Dett
Nathaniel Dett Chorale
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The Collected Piano Works of R. Nathaniel Dett
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R. Nathaniel Dett  (1882-1943)

African American Composer, Pianist & Choral Director

Choral Director at Hampton Institute 1913-1932


 


Table of Contents

  1 Birth
  2 Piano Lessons
  3 Education
  4 Benefit Recital
  5 Oberlin
  6 Album of the Heart
  7 Professor
  8 Concerts
  9 Listen to the Lambs
 10 Graduate Study
 11 The Chariot Jubilee

 12 Marriage
 13 Don't Be Weary
 14 Pianist
 15 Hampton Choir
 16 The Ordering of Moses
 17 Eight Bible Vignettes

 18 Return to Teaching
 19 Honors
 20 Death
 21 Legacy

 22 Magnolias
 23 Nathaniel Dett Chorale
 24 Cinnamon Grove
 25 Additional CDs
 26 Works
 27 Bibliography
 

R. Nathaniel Dett
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Deep River: Music for Violin and Piano by Composers of African Descent
R. Nathaniel Dett, Cinnamon Grove (15:20)
Merwin Siu, Violin
Phoenix Park-Kim, Piano
MSR Classics 1372 (2011)

Audio Samples:
1
Clarion CLR907CD (2004); Got the Saint Louis Blues, VocalEssence Ensemble, Philip Brunelle, Conductor   
     a Ave Maria
 
     b Listen to the Lambs  
   
 c The Chariot Jubilee
2
Musicians Showcase 1091 (2003); Senku: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent; William H. Chapman Nyaho, Piano; In the Bottoms Suite 
     a Prelude: Night
 
     b His Song
 
     c Honey: Humoresque
    
d Barcarolle: Morning
 
     e Dance: Juba
3
Self-Released (2001); Magnolias; Gail Davis Barnes, piano; Magnolia Suite  Magnolias
4 Preview (2008); Cinnamon Grove; Phoenix Park-Kim, piano; First Movement

1 Birth
R. Nathaniel Dett was an African American composer, pianist and choral director.  His name at birth was Robert, but he wrote the initial R. in its place.  He was born on October 11, 1882 in Drummondville, which is now part of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Dominique-René de Lerma is Professor of Music at Lawrence University and has specialized in African heritage in classical music for four decades.  He has kindly made his research file on R. Nathaniel Dett available to this website.  Prof. De Lerma points out that Dett's mother, Charlotte Washington Dett, was Canadian by birth, while his father, Robert T. Dett, was an immigrant from the United States:

Dett was born in Drummondville, Ontario, the exit point for many passengers on the Underground Railroad.  His maternal grandmother had lived in Washington.  It was seemingly she who migrated to Canada, where her daughter, Charlotte Washington, was born. His father’s family came from Maryland.

2 Piano Lessons
Young Dett was a precocious student of the piano, Prof. De Lerma writes:

When the piano teacher of his two older brothers found he was playing their pieces by ear, she began offering him lessons without charge when he was five.  The family crossed the border in 1893 and resided in Niagara Falls NY, where they had a home for tourists. Dett continued his piano lessons, now with John Weiss and then with Oliver Willis Halstead (1901 to 1903), who ran a conservatory in Lockport.

3 Education
Dominique-René de Lerma wrote an Introduction for the book The Collected Piano Works of R. Nathaniel Dett, published in 1973 by Summy-Birchard.  In it he recounts:

By the time Nathaniel was fourteen, he had a part-time job as a bellhop at the Cataract Hotel in Niagara Falls and also played the piano at church.  From 1901 to 1903 he studied at the Oliver Willis Halstead Conservatory of Music in nearby Lockport, then enrolled at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1903.

4 Benefit Recital
In his research file, Prof. De Lerma tells how a benefit concert gave young Dett the exposure he needed to attract funding for the remainder of his studies at Oberlin Conservatory:

At age 14, he began playing in the lobby of the Cataract Hotel and at the Niagara Falls Country Club. When he had finished his first year (1903-1904) at the Oberlin Conservatory, the hotel granted him use of room for a benefit recital.  Here he was heard by Frederic H. Goff from Cleveland, who offered financial support so Dett might be able to complete his studies at Oberlin.

5 Oberlin
We learn from Prof. De Lerma that R. Nathaniel Dett majored in both piano and composition at Oberlin Conservatory.   It was at the school that he first heard Dvorak's use of Bohemian folk song in classical music.  The experience inspired him to base his own compositions on the African American spirituals he had learned as a child:

Carrying a double major in piano (his teacher being Howard Handel Carter, who also taught Jessie Covington Dent, another Black prodigy) and theory-composition (studying with Arthur E. Heacox, George Carl Hastings, and the future teacher of William Grant Still, George Whitefield Andrews), he remained at Oberlin for five years, graduating with his B.M. degree in 1908 with honors. It was here he heard Dvořák's "American" quartet (op. 96) and was reminded, not of Bohemia, but of the spirituals his grandmother had sung to him in Canada. From this time, he was resolved to participate in the preservation of the spirituals although he had originally looked on them, as did others, as reminders of slavery times.

When Dett completed his five-year course at Oberlin in 1908, he became the first African American to earn a B.A. in Music there with a major in composition and piano.

6 The Album of the Heart
In an Africana Encyclopedia entry, Vivian F. McBrier, Ph.D. attributes Dett's interest in poetry to his mother:

She taught Dett at an early age to recite long biblical passages and poems by Alfred Tennyson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and William Shakespeare.

Dett published a collection of his own poems in 1911 under the title The Album of the Heart. Several of his later songs would employ the texts of the poems.

7 Professor
Dett began his teaching career at Lane College, then taught at Lincoln Institute before his fabled tenure at Hampton Institute (1913-32).  Prof. De Lerma writes:     

He immediately began teaching, first at Lane College (Jackson, Tennessee) until 1911, when he moved to Lincoln Institute (now University) in Jefferson City, Missouri, and then in 1913 to Hampton Institute (now University) as director of the music program.      The    latter
position was acquired on the recommendation of E. Azalia Hackley (who also served as mentor to Carl Diton and Clarence Cameron White), all the while honing his skills in choral conducting.

In the liner notes for the CD R. Nathaniel Dett: Piano Works, New World Records 80367-2 (1988), Dominique-René de Lerma explains the career boost Dett received just before starting at Hampton Institute:

On his arrival, he was fresh from the success of In the Bottoms,  a piano suite which had been premiered in Chicago's Music Hall by Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler.

Dett founded the School of Music, the Hampton Choral Union, the Musical Arts Society and the Hampton Institute Choir.

8 Concerts

Two concerts in 1914 helped establish Dett as a major composer and pianist, we learn from Prof. De Lerma:

He offered two concerts in 1914.  The first was at the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Club in Chicago, and included his Magnolia.  The next week on 3 June at Orchestra Hall, he repeated that work at an All-Colored Composers Concert along with In the bottoms.  This second event was sponsored by the tenor William Hackney.

Regarding the second concert, Prof. De Lerma's book Introduction quotes a music critic who wrote in the next day's Chicago Evening Post that Dett's piano suites were the most original works on the program.  The critic also had "high praise" for Dett's skill as a pianist. 

9 Listen to the Lambs
Dett's composition Listen to the Lambs was published in 1914. We learn from Prof. De Lerma that the composer entered the work in a competition:         

He entered his Listen to the lambs in the contest sponsored by the Music School Settlement of New York. First prize went to Carl Diton for his piano suite of spirituals. Dett’s work was given the second prize.

10 Graduate Study
Prof. De Lerma notes that Dett found many opportunities for graduate study, including a Summer in France with the composer and teacher Nadia Boulanger:

He often spent his summers seeking additional education – at Columbia University, the American Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, and the University of Pennsylvania.  He spent the 1919-1920 school year at Harvard University, a student of Arthur Foote, and the summer of 1929 he was at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau for study with Nadia Boulanger.

11 The Chariot Jubilee
De Lerma writes of Dett's early years at Hampton Institute during
World War I:

After completing several wartime patriotic works for Canada and the United States, Dett turned his attention to the use of the spiritual within an extended form, resulting in The Chariot Jubilee  for tenor, chorus, and orchestra.

12 Marriage
De Lerma's Introduction tells of Dett's marriage to the pianist
Helen Elise Smith in 1916:

The major event of 1916 was his marriage to Helen Elise Smith on December 27, at St. Philip's Church in New York. His bride was the first Black graduate of the Damrosch Institute of Musical Art (absorbed in 1926 by the Juilliard School of Music).

13 Don't Be Weary, Traveler
During his year of graduate study with Arthur Foote at Harvard, 1920-21, Dett won both literary and music prizes.  A recording by the composer and pianist Percy Grainger made Juba his most successful composition.  Prof. De Lerma gives the details in his liner notes for the CD R. Nathaniel Dett: Piano Works:

There Dett won prizes for his essay on "Negro Music" and his setting of Don't Be Weary, Traveler,  and he received additional attention as a result of Percy Grainger's recording of Juba  from In the Bottoms,  which quickly became Dett's most popular work.

14 Pianist
Vivian McBrier reviews Dett's career as a concert pianist:

Throughout his professional life, Dett devoted some time to concert work.  As a pianist he was well trained, possessed a facile technique and expressive touch, and was widely acclaimed as a performer by critics in leading cities in the U.S. and Canada.

15 Hampton Choir
Prof. De Lerma tells us the years Dett spent conducting the Hampton Institute Choir were a high point of his professional life:         

As conductor of the Hampton Choir, he enjoyed particular success, not only on the Virginia campus but on tours, with performances at the Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall (Boston), the Academy of Music (Philadelphia), the White House (both for Hoover and Roosevelt), and in 1930 in Europe (a film from Paris, made by Pathé, seems not to be extant).

16 The Ordering of Moses
The Ordering of Moses is a work for chorus and orchestra which the composer wrote at the Eastman School of Music, where he received a Master's of Music Degree in 1932, we learn from the liner notes for the R. Nathaniel Dett: Piano Works CD:

When premiered in 1939 at the Cincinnati Festival with Eugene Goosens conducting, it was presented as a full-scale oratorio entitled The Ordering of Moses,  and it was a logical successor to The Chariot Jubilee.

17 Eight Bible Vignettes
Upon completion of his studies at Eastman, Dett resigned from the faculty of Hampton Institute and remained in Rochester, New York.  Prof. De Lerma explains Dett's weekly radio broadcasts with his choral ensemble in the book Introduction:

He engaged in private teaching and, starting in 1933, was conductor of a sixteen-voice chorus for Stromberg-Carlson's weekly NBC broadcasts.

Dett also produced Eight Bible Vignettes, which Prof. De Lerma analyzes in the notes for R. Nathaniel Dett: Piano Works as follows:

His final piano suite, Eight Bible Vignettes,  exhibits his chromatic and contrapuntal interests, with references to both spirituals and Hebrew material.

18 Return to Teaching
Prof. De Lerma writes that Dett was teaching at Sam Houston College in 1935, and taught at other schools as late as 1941:

Dett was on the faculty at Sam Houston College in 1935, and from 1937 to 1942 he was choral director at Bennett College (Greensboro, North Carolina), a school for Black women. He took this group on a tour of the U.S. and Canada in 1940, and they were heard on a CBS broadcast.  In 1941 he held guest positions at Virginia State College and Northwestern University.

19 Honors
Dett received honorary doctorates from Howard University and Oberlin, among other honors, Prof. De Lerma relates:

He was presented with honorary doctorates from Howard University (1924) and Oberlin (1926).  Additionally, he held an award from the Harmon Foundation (1927, $400, gold medal) and won the Palm and Ribbon Award from the Royal Belgian Band.  Dett was president of the National Association of Negro Musicians from 1924 to 1926, which he had helped establish in 1919.  He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

20 Death
R. Nathaniel Dett moved back to Rochester in 1942 and worked for a local church before contributing his talents to the U.S.O. in support of the U.S. effort in World War II, Prof. De Lerma writes:   

He then returned to Rochester in 1942, serving St. Simon’s Episcopal Church. He was then engaged as music advisor to the United Service Organization, and fell ill while in Battle Creek, Michigan with a chorus of the Women’s Army Corps. He died [October 2, 1943] in [Battle Creek] Michigan of a heart attack, survived by his wife and two daughters. Burial took place in Ontario, at Niagara Falls.

21 Legacy
As a composer, R. Nathaniel Dett is remembered chiefly for the choral works he based on African American spirituals, and for the works for solo piano he composed in the Romantic style.  De Lerma observes in his book Introduction that the composer had "substantial keyboard technique".  He continues:

Most important in his life, however, was the dedication of his talents to the cause of the music of his people. As an educator, Dett discovered and nurtured the gifts of many persons; as a choral conductor, he gave both Europe and America additional reason to respect the unique musical heritage of Afro-Americans.

22 Magnolias
Pianist Gail Davis Barnes has recorded five piano pieces by Dett on a CD released in 2002.  It features: Magnolias, Deserted Cabin, My Lady Love, Mammy and The Place Where The Rainbow Ends.  The remainder of the recording is devoted to piano works of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

23 Nathaniel Dett Chorale
The Nathaniel Dett Chorale gives the following description of its composition and its mission at the ensemble's Web site, www.NathanielDettChorale.org :

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada's first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues.  The Chorale is comprised of 20 classically trained musicians and will provide a forum for promoting public awareness of, and interest in, original works of Afrocentric composers, past, present and future.

Listen to the Lambs: The Music of R. Nathaniel Dett is the title of the first recording made by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, whose Artistic Director is Brainerd Blyden-Taylor. It is on Marquis Classics / EMI Canada CDC 81293-2.

24 Cinnamon Grove
Dett's
works for solo piano include Cinnamon Grove, S. 12, suite for piano (1928). Pianist Phoenix Park-Kim provided an audio excerpt of the First Movement (4:11), Moderato molto grazioso, as a preview of a CD of works of African American composers.  On July 10, 2009 violinist Merwin Siu of the Toledo Symphony joined pianist Phoenix Park-Kim in a studio performance of the First Movement on Toledo Public Radio, WGTE-FM, on Live From FM 91: Music of African American Composers.  The link leads to an audio clip of the performance.

# 25 Cinnamon Grove

In 2011 Cinnamon Grove, S. 12, suite for piano, was included on the recording Deep River: Music for Violin and Piano by Composers of African Descent; R. Nathaniel Dett, Cinnamon Grove (15:20); Merwin Siu, Violin; Phoenix Park-Kim, Piano; MSR Classics 1372.

 

26 Additional CDs
Dett/Still Piano Music; Denver Oldham, piano; Altarus 9013 (1995).  After the Cake Walk, Cave of the Winds, Inspiration Waltzes & Enchantment: A Romantic Suite for the Piano on an Original Program
Got the Saint Louis Blues: Classical Music in the Jazz Age; VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; Philip Brunelle, Conductor; Clarion CLR907 (2004).  Listen to the Lambs, Chariot Jubilee & Ave Maria

27 Works
Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma

CD: William Brown, tenor; Ann Sears, piano.  Albany TROY == (1999; Fi-yer!; A century of African-American song).

Collections:

Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, S. 67, for SATB with optional piano (1927).  Hampton: Hampton Institute Press, 1927.  xxvii, 236, ii, xiii p.  A wheel in a wheel; Babylon’s falling’; Band ob Gideon; Bright sparkles in the churchyard; But he ain’t comin;  here t;die no mo’; By and by; Children, we shall all be free; Come down, sinner; Daniel saw the stone; De church of God; De old sheep done know de road; De old ark a-moverin’ along; De winter’ll soon be ober; Deep river; Dere’s a little wheel a-turnin’ in my heart’; Did you hear how dey crucified my Lord?; Don’t be weary, traveler; Don’t ca;; de roll; Don’t get weary; Don’t leave me, Lord; Don’t you view dat ship a-come a-sailin’?; Down by the river; Dust an’ ashes; Ef you want to get to hebben; Ev’ry time I feel the spirit’Ezekiel saw de wheel; Fightin on; Git on board , little chidren; Go down, Moses; Go Mary and toll de bell; Go tell it on de mountain; Goin’ to shout all over God’s heav’n; Going to heaven; Good Lord, shall I ever be the one?; Good news, de chariot’s comin’; Grace before meat at Hampton; Gwine up’Hailt! Hail! Hail!; Hard trials; He is king of kings; Hear de anhels singin’; Hear de lambs a-cryin’; He’s the lily of the valley;I ain’t goin’t’study war no more; I am goin’ to join this army; I am seekin’ for a city; I couldn’t hear nobody pray; I don’t want to stay here no longer; I heard from heaven today; I heard the preaching of the elder; I know the Lord’s laid his hands on me; I’ll be there in the morning; I’m a-rolling; I’m a trav’ling to the grave; I’m gwine to jine de great ‘sociation; I’m so glad trouble don’t last always; I’m troubled in mind; If you love God, serve him;  In bright mansions above; In dat great gittin’-o[ mornin’; In that beautiful world on high; In the kingdom; I’ve been a-list’ning all de night long; I’ve been toilin’ at de hill; I’ve got a mother in de heaven; I want to be ready; I would like to read; Jerusalem mornin’; John saw judgment; Keep a-inchin’ along’Keep me from sinkin’ down; King Manuel; Leanin’ on de Lord; L’envoi’Let de heaven light shine on me; Let us cheer the weary traveler; Let us praise him; Like a rough and a rolling sea; Listen to de lambs; Little David, play on your harp; Live humble; Look away; Lord, have mercy; Lord, I want to be a Christian; Lord, until I reach my home; Most done trabelling; Mother, is massa gwine to sell us?; My Lord delibered Daniel; My Lord, what a morning; My lord;’s a-riding all the time; My soul wants something that’s new; My way’s cloudy; No more auction block; Nobody knows de trouble I’ve seen; Oh, de downward road is croweded; Oh, de hebben is shinin’; Oh, freedom!; Oh, give way, Jordan; Oh, he raise-a poor Lazarus; Oh, Jerusalem!; Oh, religion is a fortune; Oh, sinner, you’d better get ready; Oh, stand the storm; Oh, the rocks and the mountains; Oh, wan’t date a wide ribber?; Oh, when I get t’ heaven; Oh, yes!; Oh yes, younder come my Lord; Ole-time religion; Peter on the sea; Pilgrim’s song; Pilgrim’s song; Prayer is de key of heaven; Put John on de islan’; Raslin’ Jacob; Reisgn, massa Jesus; Rise on, rise an’shine; Rise up shepher and foller; Roll de ole chariot along; Roll, Jordan, roll; Run, Mary, run; Run to Jesus; See fo’ and twenty elders; Seek and ye shall find; Slav’ry chain; Somebody’s knocking at your door; Sometimes I feel like a motherless child; Soon I will be done; Stars in the elements; Stay in de field; Steal away to Jesus; Sun, don’t set in de mornin’; Sweet Canaan; Sweet turtle dove; Swing low, chariot’Swing low, sweet chaiot[two settijngs]; Tell Jesus; Theer is a balm in Gilead; There were ten virgins; There’s a meeting here tonight; They look like men of war; ‘Tis me; ‘Tis the old ship of Zion; View de land; Walk togedder, children;  Walk you in de light; Want to go to heaven when I die; We are almost home; We are building on a rock; We are climbing Jacob’s ladder; We are walking in de light; Were you there when they crucified my Lorrd?; What yo’ gwine t’ do when de lamp burn down?; When the general roll is called; Where shall I be when de firs’ trumpet sound?; Who’ll jine de union?; Why, he’s Lord of lords; Wonder where is good ole Daniel; You goin’ to reap jus’ what you sow; Zion, weep a-low.

-----  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927. 

The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett, with introductions by Dominique-René de Lerma and Vivian Flagg McBrier.  Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973.  xii, 195p.

The Dett collection of Negro spirituals, S. 78, for SATB, some with piano, some with solo voices (1934).  Chicago: Hall & McCreary, 1936.  Vol. 1: Balm in Gilead; Daniel saw the stone; Deep river; Don’t call the roll, John; Give me your hand; Go down, Moses; Go tell it on the mountain; I hope my mother will be there; I know the Lord’s laid his hands on me; I’ve done what you told me to do; I want to be ready; Lord, I want to be a Christian; Many thousand gone; Mary and Martha; My brother, I do wonder; My way’s cloudy; Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen; Oh, I got a light; Poor mourner’s got a home; Rise and shine; Room enough; Shine along; Somebody’s knocking at your door; Steal away; Swing low, sweet chariot; There’s a meeting here tonight.  Vol. 2: Dust, dust, and ashes;  I am seeking for a city; Let the heaven light shine on me; Murm’ring word; My Lord, what a morning!; The old ark’s a-movering along; Save me, Lord, save me; Stay in the field; ‘This the old ship of Zion; We are building on a rock; We are climbing Jacob’s ladder; What you gonna do when the lamp burns down?; The winter’ll soon be over; You’re going to reap just what you sow.  Vol 3: Appolyon and the pilgrim; Better be ready; Calvary’s mountain; Certainly, Lord; Down in hell; Father Abraham; I ain’t going t’ study war no more; I belong to the union band; In that beautiful world on high; I’ve got shoes; Lord, until I reach my home; My way’s cloudy; Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord; Poor pilgrim; Roll, Jordon, roll (c1860); Roll, Jordon, roll (Tidewater version); Run to Jesus; Steal away; We are trav’ling to the grave.  Vol. 4: Baptism; By and by; Come to me; Communion; Ev’ry time I feel the spirit; Hew ‘round the tree; Ho, everyone that thirsts; If I had died when I was a babe; Is there anybody here?; Little David, play on your harp; O. holy savior; Pray on the way; Roll, Jordon, roll.

Negro spirituals, S. 89, for SATB, some with solos.  London: Blandford Press, 1959.  Appolyon and the pilgrim; Baptism; Better be ready; Calvary’s mountain; Certainly, Lord; Come to me; Communion; Daniel saw the stone; Don’t call the roll, John; Down in hell; Father Abraham;  Give me your hand; Go tell it on the mountain; Hew ‘round the tree; Ho, everyone that thirsts; I  am seeking for a city; I belong to the union band; I know the Lord’s laid his hands on me; I’ve done what you told me to do; If I had died when I was a babe; In that beautiful world on high; Is there anybody here?; Keep me from sinking down; Let the heaven light shine on me; Lord, until I reach my home; Many thousand gone; Mary and Martha; Murm’ring word; My brother, I do wonder; My way’s cloudy; My way’s cloudy; O. holy savior; Oh, I got a light; Poor mourner’s got a home; Poor pilgrim; Pray on the way;Rise and shine; Room enough; Run to Jesus; Save me, Lord, save me; Shine along; Stay in the field; ‘Sweetest sound I ever heard; The old ark’s a-movering along; The winter’ll soon be over; There’s a meeting here tonight; This the old ship of Zion; We are climbing Jacob’s ladder; We are trav’ling to the grave; What you gonna do when the lamp burns down?; You’re going to reap just what you sow.

Individual titles:

      CD: Oral Moses, bass-baritone; George Morrison Bailey, piano.  Albany TROY == (2001; Amen!; African-American composers of the 20th century).

Dett, R. Nathaniel. “I’m Goin’ To Thank God.” Glen Rock, NJ: J. Fischer & Bro., 1940.

Collections:

The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett

The Dett collection of Negro spirituals, S. 78, for SATB & piano (varies) (1936).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1936.  4 vols.

Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, S. 67, for SATB with piano reduction.  Hampton: Hampton Institute Press, 1927.  xxvii, 236p.  1. A wheel in a wheel; 2. Babylon's fallin'.; 3. Band ob Gideon; 4. Bright sparkles in de churchyard;5. But he ain’t comin' here t'die no mo'; 6. By and by; 7. Children,. we all shall be free; 8. De church of God; 9. Come down, sinner; 10. Daniel saw the stone; 11. Deep river; 12. Dere's a little wheel a-turnin' in my heart; 13. Did you hear how dey crucified my Lord?; 14. Don't be weary, traveler; 15. Don't call de roll; 16. Don't get weary; 17. Don't leave me, Lord; 18.  Don't you view dat ship a-come a-sailin'?; 19. Down by the river; 20. Dust an' ashes; 21. Ef you want to get to hebben; 22. Ev'ry time I feel the spirit; 23. Ezekiel saw de wheel; 24. Fighting on; 25. Git on board, little children;26. Go down, Moses; 27. Go, Mary, an' toll de bell; 28. Go tell it on de mountain; 29. Goin' to shout all over God's heav'n; 30. Going to heaven; 31. Good Lord, shall I ever be de one?; 32. Good news, de chariot's comin'; 33. Grace before meat at Hampton’; 34. Gwine up; 35. Hail! hail! hail!; 36. Hard trials; 37. He is king of kings; 38. Hear de angels singin'; 39. He's the lily of the valley; 40. I ain't goint' study war no more; 41. I am goin' to join this army; 42. I am seekin' for a city; 43. I couldn't hear nobody pray; 44. I don't want to stay here no longer; 45. I heard from heaven today; 46. I heard the preaching on the elder; 47. I know the Lord's laid his hands on me; 48. I'll be there in the morning; 49. I'm a-rolling; 50. I'm a travl'in to the grave; 51. I'm gwine to jine de great 'sociation; 52. I'm so glad trouble don't last always; 53. I'm troubled in mind; 54. If you love God, serve him; 55. In bright mansions above; 56. In dat great gittin'-up mornin'; 57. I that beautiful kingdom on high; 58. In the kingdom; 59. I've been a-list'ning all de night long; 60. I've been toilin'at de hill; 61. I've got a mother in de heaven; 62. I want to be ready; 63. I would like to read==; 64. Jerusalem morning; 65. John saw judgment; 66. Keep a-inchin' along; 67. Keep me from sinkin' down; 68. King Manuel; 69. Leanin'on de Lord; 70.  L'envoi;  71. Let de heaven light shine on me; 72. Let us cheer thje weary traveler; 73. Let us praise him; 74. Like a rough and a rolling sea; 75. Listen to de lambs; 76. Little David, play on your harp; 77. Live humble; 78. Look away; 79. Lord, have mercy; 80. Lord, I want to be a Christian; 81. Lord, until I reach my home; 82. Most done trabelling; 83. Mother, is massa swine to sell us?; 84. My Lord delibered Daniel; 85. My Lord, what a morning!; 86. My Lord's a-riding all the time; 87. My soul wants something that's new; 88. My way's cloudy; 89. No more auction block; 90. Nobody knows de trouble I've seen; 91. Oh, de downward roadis crowded; 92. Oh, de hebben is shinin'; 93. Oh, freedom!; 94. Oh, give way, Jordan; 95. Oh, he raise-a poor Lazarus; 96. Oh, Jerusalem!; 97. Oh, religion is a fortune; 98. Oh, sinner, you'd better get ready; 99. Oh, stand the storm; 100. Oh,. the rocks and the mountains;101. Oh, wasn't dat a wide ribber?; 102. Oh, when I get t' heaven; 103. Oh, yes!; 104. Oh, yes, yonder comes my Lord; 105. De old sheep know de road; 106. De ole ark a-moverin' along; 107. Ole-time religion; 108. Peter on the sea; 109. Pilgrim's song; 110. Poor pilgrim; 111. Prayer is de key of heaven; 112. Put John on de islan'; 113. 'Raslin' Jacob; 114. Reign, Massa Jesus; 115. Ride on rise an' shine====OK?; 116. Rise up, shepherd, an' foller; 117. Roll de ole chariot along; 118. Roll, Jordan, roll; 119. Run, Mary, run; 120. See fo'and twenty elders; 121. Seek and ye shall find; 122. Slav'ry chain; 123. Somebody's knocking at your door; 124. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child; 125. Soon I will be done; 126. Stars in the elements; 127. Stay in de field; 128. Steal away to Jesus; 129. Sun don't set in de mornin'; 130. Sweet Canaan; 131. Sweet turtle dove; 132-133. Swing low, sweet chariot (2 versions); 134. Tell Jesus; 135. There is a balm in Gilead; 136. There were ten virgins; 137. There's a meeting here tonight; 138. They look like men of war; 139. 'Tis me; 140. 'Tis the old ship of Zion; 141. View de land; 142. Walk togedder, childron; 143. Walk you in de light; 144. Want to go to heaven when I die; 145. We are almost home; 146. We are building on a rock; 147. We are climbing Jacob's ladder; 148. We are walking in de light; 149. Were you there when they crucified my Lord?; 150. What you gwine t' do when de lamp burn down?; 151. When the general roll is called; 152. Where shall I be when de firs' trumpet sound'?; 153. Who'll jine de union?; 154. Why, he's the Lord of Lord; 155. De winter'll soon be ober; 156. Wonder where is good ole Daniel; 157. You goin' to reap jus' what you sow; 158. Zion, weep a-low. Library:  Library of Congress (27-10635).

-----  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  xxvii, 236, ii, xiii p.  Library: Library of Congress (LC 72-1595)

Spirituals for voice and piano.  New York: Mills Music, 1942.  19p.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.  The contents of this anthology are individually cited in this listing.

The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett, with introductions by Dominique-René de Lerma and Vivian Flagg McBrier.  Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973.  xii, 195p.: 1. Magnolia; 2. In the bottoms; 3. Enchantment; 4. Cinnamon grove; 5. Tropic winter; 6. Eight Bible vignettes.  The contents of these suites are cited in this listing.  Library: Library of Congress (72-12872).

Individual titles:

8 Bible vignettes, S. 15, for piano (1941).  New York: Mills Music, 1941.

      -----1. Father Abraham.  6p.  Duration: 4:32.  Première: 1942/03/17, Niagara Falls NY, 50th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce, R. Nathaniel Dett.

      ----- 2. Desert interlude.  3p.  Duration: 3:23.

      ----- 3. As his own soul.  4p  Duration: 3:25.  Dedication: To the memory of Carl.

      ----- 4. Barcarolle of tears.  4p.  Duration: 3:46.

      ------5. I am the true vine.  3p.  Duration: 3:33.

      ----- 6. Martha complained.  5p.  Duration: 5:30.

      ----- 7. Madrigal divine.  3p.  Duration: 3:52.

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973 (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett).

A man goin' roun' takin' names, S. 30, for low voice & piano (1924).  New York: John Church, 1924.  4p.  Duration: 2:00.  Dedication: Jerome Swinford.

A song, for orchestra.

After the cakewalk, S. 1, for piano (1900).  Williamsport PA: Vander Sloot Music Company, 1900.

America the beautiful, S. 51, for SATB & piano (1918).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1918.  1p.  Duration: 2:30.  Text: Katherine Lee Bates. Première: XI/11/1918.

American sampler, S. 13, for orchestra (1937).  After Philip Morin Freneau.  Duration: 20:00.  Première: 1937/10/02, CBS broadcast.==dates

As by the streams of Babylon, S. 74, for soprano & SATB (1933).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1933.  11p.  Duration: 3:08.

As children walk ye in God's love, S. 69, for SATB (1928 [1930 in Simpson]).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1930.  Première: 1928/04/15, New York, Carnegie Hall, Hampton Choir.

Ave Maria, S. 68, for baritone & SATB (1930).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1930.  6p.  Duration: 2:40.  Text: Frederick H. Martens.  Première: 1930, European tour, Hampton Choir.

Ave Maria, S. 68.  Chapel Hill: Hinshaw Music, 1978.

Cave of the winds march, S. 2, for piano (1902).  Niagara Falls NY: S. C. Fragard, 1902.     5p.

Chariot jubilee, S. 54, for tenor, SATB & piano, or organ, or orchestra (1919).  New York: John Church, 1919.  30p.  Duration: 20:00.  Dedication: Syracuse University Chorus.  Première: 1920/04/22, St. Cecilia Society of Boston.

Churning song, S. 16, for medium voice & piano.  Première: Sillian M. Thompson.  Duration: 2:30.  Dedication: Flora Pierce-Dennis.

Cinnamon grove, S. 12, for piano (1928).  New York: John Church, 1928.  Duration: 11:00.

      ----- 1. Moderato molto grazioso.  6p.  After John Donne.

      ----- 2 Adagio cantabile.  10p.  After Rabindranath Tagore.

      ----- 3. Ritmo moderato e con sentimento, quasi gavotte.  8p. After Henry W. Longfellow.

      ----- 4. Allegretto.  8 p. 

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973 (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett).

Cotton needs picking, S. 10, for piano (1924).  Première: 1924/10/24, St. Paul MN, People's Church.

Done paid my vow to the Lord, S. 55, for medium voice & SSA (1919).  New York: John Church, 1919.  7p.  Duration: 2:00.

Don't be weary traveler, S. 60, for SSATBB (1921).  New York: John Church, 1921.  15p.  Duration: 4:00.  Dedication: George Foster Peabody.

Don't you weep no more, Mary, S. 66, for SATB (1926).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1926.      8p.  Duration: 3:00.

Drink to me only with thine eyes, S. 72, for SATB (1933).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1933.  10p.  Text: Ben Jonson.  Première: 1993, Rochester, WHAM broadcast, American Choir.

Enchantment, S. 7, for piano (1922).  New York: John Church Company, 1923.  Duration: 12:00.  Dedication: Percy Grainger.

      ----- 1. Incantation.  8p.

      ----- 2. Song of the shrine.  4 p.

      ----- 3. Dance of desire.  10p.

      ----- 4. Beyond the dream.  8 p.

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973 (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett).

Fair weather, S. 11, for piano (1924).  Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1926.

Follow me, S. 19, for medium voice & piano (1919).  New York: John Church, 1919.  8p.  Duration: 3:00.

Gently Lord, o gently lead us, S. 61, for soprano & SATB (1924).  New York: John Church, 1924.  15p.  Duration: 3:30.  Text: Thomas Hastings, after Bahama folksong.  Première: Oberlin,. Douglass Memorial Chorus.

Go not far from me, o God, S. 73, for baritone & SATB (1933).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1933.  10p.  Duration: 3:00.  Dedication: George Whitefiled Andrews.

Go on, brother!, S. 40, for high voice & piano (1942).  New York: Mills Music, 1942.  2p.  Duration: 1:00.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.

Go on, mule, S. 17, for medium voice & piano (1918).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro.,1918.  3p.  Duration: 2:30.  Dedication: Fletcher Bryant.

God understands, S. 32, for medium voice & piano (1926).  New York: John Church, 1926.  Dedication: Katrina Trask.

Hampton, my home by the sea, S. 47, for SATB with piano reduction (1914).  Hampton VA: Hampton Institute Press, 1914.  2p.  Duration: 2:00.  Text: R. Nathaniel Dett.  Dedication: To all lovers of Hampton.

Hymn to Parnassus, S. 42, for medium voice & piano (1942).  New York: Mills Music, 1942.  Text: R. Nathaniel Dett & anonymous source.  Duration: 2:00.  Première: 1942/04/02, North Carolina broadcast, Lottie McCoy.

I'll never turn back no more, S. 52, for high voice & SATB (1918).  New York: J. Fischer & Bros., 1918.  8p.  Duration: 3:30.  Dedication: Hampton Choral Union and Hampton Choir.

I'm a-goin' to see my friends again, S. 31, for medium voice & piano (1924).  New York: John Church, 1924.  4p.  Duration: 1:30.  Dedication: Roland Hayes.

I'm a-trav'ling to the grave, S. 43, for high voice & piano (1943).  New York: Mills Music, 1943.  3p.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.

I'm goin' to thank God, S. 39, for high voice & piano (1940).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1940.  Duration: 3:06.  Première: 1940/12/10, Library of Congress, Dorothy Maynor.

I'm so glad trouble don't last alway, S. 20, for medium voice & piano (1919).  New York: John Church, 1919.  Duration: 2:50.

I'm so glad trouble don't last alway, S. 56, for SSA & piano.  New York: John Church, 1919.  4p.  Duration: 1:15.

In that morning, S. 46, for high voice & piano (1943).  New York: Mills Music, 1943.  2p.  Duration: 1:10.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.

In the bottoms, S. 6, for piano (1913). Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1913.  Dedication: Mr. & Mrs. Fred Goff.  Première: 1913, Chicago, Fanny B. Zeisler.

      ----- 1. Prelude; Night.  5p.  Duration: 3:48.

      ----- 2. His song.  3 p.  Duration: 2:16.

            ----- for organ, arr. by Gordon Balch Nevin.

      ----- 3. Honey.  2p.  Duration: 1:00.  After the poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

      -----4. Barcarolle.  10p.  Duration: 4:55.

      -----5. Juba; Dance.  5p.  Duration: 2:10.  Dedication: Percy Grainger.

            ----- for SATB & piano, S. 76 (1934).  Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1934.  16p.  Duration: 2:45.  Première: 1934, Rochester, Inter-Hi Chorus; R. Nathaniel Dett, conductor.

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973 (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett).

Inspiration waltzes, S. 3, for piano (1903).  London: Richard A. Saalfield, 1903.  Dedication: Mrs. Charlotte Dett.

Iorana, S. 37, for medium voice & piano (1935).  Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1935.  Text: Henry Quine.  Duration: 3:00.  Dedication: Robert Gibbings.

Lead gently, Lord, and slow, S. 33, for low voice & piano (1929).  New York: John Church, 1929.  4p.  Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar.  Duration: 2:00.

Lead gently, Lord, and slow, S. 33, for medium voice & piano (1929).  New York: John Church, 1929.  4p.

Let us cheer the weary traveler, S. 64, for SATB (1926).  New York: John Church, 1926.  9p.  Duration: 3:00.

Listen to the lambs, S. 48, for soprano & SSAATTBB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1914.  8p.  Duration: 5:00.

Listen to the lambs, S. 48.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1923.

Magic moon of molten gold, S. 21, for high voice & piano (1919).  New York: John Church, 1919.  15p.  Duration: 3:40.  Dedication: Frederick H. Martens.

Magnolia S. 5, for piano (1912).  Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1912.

      ----- 1. Magnolias.  5p.  Duration: 3:38.

      ----- 2. The deserted cabin.  2p.  Duration: 2:17.

            ----- for organ, arr. by Gordon Balch Nevin.  Chicago: Summy, 1918.

      ----- 3. My lady love.  6p.  Duration: 2:56.

      ----- 4. Mammy.  3p.. Duration: 3:19.

            ----- for organ, arr. by Gordon Balch Nevin.  Chicago: Summy, 1921.

      ----- 5. The place where the rainbow ends.  12p.  Duration: 5:19.

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973 (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett).

Music in the mine, S. 50, for tenor & SATB (1916).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1916.  15p.  Duration: 6:30.  Première: 1922/02/21, New York, Carnegie Hall, New York Oratorio Society.

My Agnes from Niagara, S. 4, for piano (1909).  Niagara Falls NY: S. C. Fragard, 1909.

My day, S. 34, for low voice & piano (1929).  New York: John Church, 1929.  4p.  Duration: 2:00.  Text: Daniel S. Twohig.

Nepenthe and the muse. S. 8, for piano (1922).  New York: John Church Co., 1922.  Duration: 2:00.  Dedication: Arthur Foote.

Now we take this feeble body, S. 45, for high voice & piano (1943).  New York: Mills Music, 1943.  3p.  Duration: 1:30.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.

O hear the lambs a-crying, S. 65, for soprano & SATTBB.  New York: John Church, 1926.  10p.  Duration: 3:30.  Première: Oratorio Society of New York.

O holy Lord, S. 49, for SSAATTB (1916).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1916.  8p.  Duration: 4:30.  Première: 1916/10/05, Hamilton ONT, Elgar Choir.

O Lord, the hard-won miles, S. 36, for low voice & piano (1934).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1934.  4p.  Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar. Duration: 2:00.

O Lord, the hard-won miles, S. 36, for medium voice & piano (1934).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1934.  4p.

O, the land I'm bound for, S. 24 , for medium voice & piano (1923).  Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1923.  Première: 1923, Oberlin, Douglass Memorial Chorus.  2:00.  Dedication: Lloyd Hickman.

On that Sabbath morn, for SATB.  Minneapolis[?]: Schmitt.  (#1553).

Open yo' eyes, S. 26, for high voice & piano (1923).  Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1923.  7p.  (#19031)  Text: The album of a heart, by R. Nathaniel Dett.  Duration: 2:00.     Library: Library of Congress (1924 imprint, #19496); Spingarn.

Parade of the years, incidental music for orchestra.  Text: for a play by Edward Hungerford.

Pathways of progress, incidental music for orchestra.  Text: for a play by Edward Hungerford.

Peter on the sea, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p68).

Pilgrim's song, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p191).

Poor me, S. 23, for medium voice & piano (1923).  New York: John Church, 1923.  5p.  (#18656)  Dedication: Marian Anderson. Melody taken from Folk songs of the American Negro, by the Work brothers.  Library: Spingarn.

-----  for SATB.  New York: John Church, 1919.  Library: Spingarn.

----- for SATB with piano reduction, arr. by Ruth Gillum.  Bryn Mawr: John Church, 1949.  (#332-40003)  Library: Library of Congress.

Poor pilgrim, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at        Hampton Institute, p169).

Prayer is de key of heaven, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p171)

Put John on de islan', for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p160).

Ramah, S. 9, for violin & piano (1923).  Boston: Boston Music Co., 1923.  7p. & part.  (#6941)  Duration: 3:00.  Library: Library of Congress.

'Raslin' Jacob, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p70)

Reign, massa Jesus, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p49)

Ride on, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p194)

Ride on, Jesus, S. 38, for high voice & piano (1940).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1940.  4p. (#J.F.&B. 7695)  "Setting requested and made especially for Miss Dorothy Maynor"  Duration: 1:38.  Première: 1940/12/10, Library of Congress, Dorothy Maynor.  Library: Spingarn.

-----  for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p148)

----- for SATTB, arr. by George Lynn.  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1950.  8p.  (Fischer edition, 8505) Library: Library of Congress.

Rise an' shine, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p198).

Rise up shepherd an' foller, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix iv, p79).

-----  for solo, SATB & organ.  Glen Rock: J. Fischer & Bro., 1964, 1936.  7p.  (#7218)  Library: Library of Congress (1936 imprint), Spingarn (1936 imprint).

Ride up, shepherd and follow, S. 77,  for tenor, TTBB & piano (1936).  Glen Rock: J. Fischer & Bro., 1936.  7p.  (#7219-6)  Duration: 1:45.  Library: Library of Congress.

      78rpm: Victor M-879 (Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus).

----- for SATB, arr. by Louise Grant.  New York: Belwin.  (#1708)

----- for SSA, arr. by Louise Grant.  New York: Belwin.  (#1699)

----- for SSAA, arr. by Hugh Ross. New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1945.  7p.  (#8183).

Rise up shepherd and follow, S. 71, for SATB & piano.  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1932.  7p.

Roll, Jordan, roll, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix i, p52).

Roll de ole chariot along, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p192).

Run, Mary, run, for SATB.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p18).

Run to Jesus, for SATB.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p15).

Seek and ye shall find, for SATB.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p20).

Seek fo' and twenty elders, for SATB.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p71).

Sit down servant, S. 35, for medium voice & piano (1932).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1932.  (#35805)  Duration: 2:00.  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

-----  for solo & SATB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1936.  (G. Schirmer octavo, 7931; #36912)  Library: Library of Congress.

Slav'ry chain, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p112)

Slow movement on an old Negro spiritual, for string quartet (1915).  Mentioned in a letter of this year to Natalie Curtis Burlin.

So we'll go no more a' rovin', for SSAA.  Glen Rock: J. Fischer & Bro., 1940.

Somebody's knocking at your door, S. 22, for medium voice & piano (1919).  New York:      John Church, 1919.  9p. (#18210)  Duration: 2:40.  Library: Spingarn.

----- for SATB & piano (1919).  Cincinnati: John Church, 1919.  16p.

-----  New York: John Church, 1921.

Somebody's knocking at your door, S. 57.  Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1932.  15p.  (Theodore Presser Co. part songs for mixed voices, 35197; #35197-14)  Library: Library of Congress.

Somebody's knocking at your door, S. 57.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p144).

-----  for SSAA.  Cincinnati: John Church, 1919.

----- for tenor & SSA (1932).  Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1932.

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p172).

Son of Mary, S. 63, for SATB (1926).  Cincinnati: John Church, 1926.  Dedication: Oberlin Musical Union and George W. Andrews.

Sonata, piano, no. 1, F minor (by 1924).

Sonata, piano, no. 2, E minor (by 1925).

Soon I will be done, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p234)

The soul of America defend, S. 41, for medium voice & piano (1942).  New York: Mills Music, 1942.  3p.  Text: R. Nathaniel Dett.  Library: Spingarn.

Stars in the elements, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p162)

Stay in de field, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p22)

Steal away to Jesus, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix vii, p111) 

78rpm: Victor M-879 (Dorothy Maynor, soprano,  with male chorus).

Story of the Jubilee Singers; O holy Lord, for SATB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1944, 1916.  8p.  (#6579).

Sun don't set in de mornin', for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p23).

Sweet Canaan, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at  Hampton Institute, p188).

Sweet turtle dove, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p164).

Swing low, chariot, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p100).

Swing low, sweet chariot, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p101, appendix p. v).

Symphonic suite, piano, E minor.  Duration: 23:00.

Symphony, E minor.

Tell Jesus, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at  Hampton Institute, p77)

The ordering of Moses; biblical folk scene (1932).  Text: Bible and folklore.  Duration: 60:00.  Instrumentation: SATB soli, SSAATTBB, 2222 p, 4321, timp, harp, organ, strings.  Dedication: George Foster Peabody.  Première: 1939/V/7; Cincinnati Festival; Eugene Goossens, conductor.  Original title, as M.M. thesis, Eastman School of Music, 1932: Sacred cantata for soli, chorus and orchestra.  Library: Schomburg. 

LP: U.S. State Department.

LP:  Silver Crest TAL-42868-S (Jeannette Walters, soprano; Carol Brice, contralto; John Miles, tenor; John Work IV, baritone; The Talladega College Choir; Mobile Symphony Orchestra; William L. Dawson, conductor).  Library: Lerma.

------ piano-vocal score.  Melville: J. Fischer & Bro., 1965, 1939.  123p.  (Fischer ed. 7230)  Library: Lerma, Library of Congress (1937 imprint), Schomberg, Spingarn, Yale (1937 imprint).

----- Lords, sing together.  Detroit: Board of Education, City of Detroit, 1971 (Afro-America sings).

The song of Miriam, for soprano & SSA.  New York: Belwin-Mills.  (#FEC 9978).

There is a balm in Gilead, for SATB.  New York: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1981 (Lift every voice and sing, ed. by Irene J. Brown, n14) 

LP: Period SPL-580 (Inez Matthews, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Brice, piano).

----- New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p88).

There were ten virgins, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p72).

There's a star in the east, S. 62, for SSA.  New York: John Church, 1926.

There's a man goin' 'round takin' names, for solo & SATB.  Cincinnati: John Church, 1924.

There's a meeting here tonight,   , for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p182).

There's a meeting here tonight, S. 59,  for SSA & piano (1921).  Cincinnati: John Church, 1921.  10p.  Duration: 2:30.  Première: St. Cecilia Society of Boston.

They led my Lord away, for SATB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1947.

They look like men of war, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p180).

A thousand years ago or more, S. 18, for high voice & piano (1918).  New York: John Church, 1919.  9p.  (#18212)  Text: Frederick H. Martens.  Duration: 3:00.  Library: Spingarn.

'Tis me, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at  Hampton Institute, p183, appendix p. ix).

'Tis the ole ship of Zion, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p81).

Travelin' to the grave, for medium voice & piano.

Tropic winter, S. 14, for piano (1938).  Chicago: Summy, 1938.  (#C.F.S.Co. 3063a to 3963b)  Duration: 15:00.

      ----- 1. The daybreak charioteer.  4p.

      ----- 2. A bayou garden.  2p.

      ----- 3. Pompons and fans.  6p.

      ----- 4. Legend of the atoll.  3p.

      ----- 5. To a closed casement.  3p.

      ----- 6. Noon siesta.  1p.

      ----- 7. Parade of the jasmine banners.  8p.

-----Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973 (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett, p119).

-----  for orchestra.

View de land, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at  Hampton Institute, p138).

The voice of the sea, for low voice & piano.  New York: John Church, 1924.  5p.  (#18819-4)  Text: from The album of a heart, by R. Nathaniel Dett.  Dedication: Kathryn Meisle.  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

Walk together, children, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p26).

Walk you in de light, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p24).

Want to go to heaven when I die, for SATB.  (New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix ii, p53).

Wasn't that a mighty day?, for SATBB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1933.  9p.  (G. Schirmer octavo choruses,  7712; #36042)  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

We are almost home, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p89).

We are buidling a rock, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p115).

We are climbing Jacob's ladder, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the  Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p118).

We are walking in de light, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p116).

Weeping Mary, S. 53, for soprano & STAB with piano reduction.  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1918.  8p.  (#FEC 4434)  Duration: 4:00.  Dedication: Bruce Carey.  Library: Spingarn.

Were thou the moon, S. 28, for low voice & piano (1924).  Cincinnati: John Church, 1924.  5p.  (#18818)  Text: Album of a  heart, by R. Nathaniel Dett.  Dedication: Stanley Hoban.  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix vi, p106).

LP: Victor M-879 (Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus).

What kind of shoes you gonna wear?, S. 44, for medium voice & piano (1943).  New York: Mills Music, 1943.  5p.  Duration: 1:30.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.  Library: Spingarn.

----- New York: Mills Music, 1942 (Spirituals for voice and piano).

What yo' gwine t' do when de lamp burn down?, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p140).

When I survey the wondrous cross, for SSAA.  New York: Mills Music, 1941.

When the general roll is called, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the  Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p166).

Where shall I be when de firs' trumpet soun'?, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p173).

Who'll jine de union?, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p142).

Why he's the Lord of lords, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p151).

The winding road, S. 25, for low voice & piano (1923).  Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1923.  7p.  (#19030)  Text:  Tertius van Dyke.  Duration: 2:00.  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

Wonder where is good ole Daniel, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the  Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p73).

You goin' to reap jus' what you sow, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p28)

Zion, hallelujah, S. 27, for medium voice & piano (1923).  New York: John Church, 1923.  5p.  (#18657)  Duration: 1:45.  Dedication: Reinald Werrenrath.  "As sung by Miss  Baytop"  Library: Spingarn.

Zion, weep a-low, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p196).

On that Sabbath morn, for SATB.  Minneapolis?: Schmitt.  (#1553)

Open yo' eyes, for high voice & piano.  Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1923.  7p.  (#19031)  Text: The album of a heart, by R. Nathaniel Dett.  Library: Library of Congress (1924 imprint, #19496)

        Spingarn.

The ordering of Moses (1932); biblical folk scene.  Text: Bible and folklore.  Duration: 60:00.  Instrumentation: SATB soli, SSAATTBB, 2222 p, 4321, timp,        harp, organ, strings.  Dedication: George Foster Peabody.  Première: 7 May 1939; Cincinnati Festival; Eugene Goossens, conductor.  Original title, as M.M. thesis, Eastman School of Music, 1932: Sacred cantata for soli, chorus and orchestra.  Library: Schomburg.  Recorded: (1) U.S. State Department; (2) Silver Crest TAL-42868-S (Jeannette Walters, soprano; Carol Brice, contralto; John Miles, tenor; John Work IV, baritone; The Talladega College Choir; Mobile Symphony Orchestra; William L. Dawson, conductor).

----- piano-vocal score.  Melville: J. Fischer & Bro., 1965, 1939.  123p.  (Fischer ed. 7230)  Library: Lerma, Library of Congress (1937 imprint), Schomberg, Spingarn, Yale (1937 imprint).

----- Lords, sing together.  Detroit: Board of Education, City of Detroit, 1971 (Afro-America sings)

Parade of the years, incidental music, for orchestra.  Text: for a play by Edward Hungerford.

Pathways of progress, incidental music, for orchestra.  Text: for a play by Edward Hungerford.

Peter on the sea, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p68)

Pilgrim's song, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p191)

Poor me, for medium voice & piano.  New York: John Church, 1923.  5p.  (#18656)  Dedication: Marian Anderson. Melody taken from Folk songs of the American Negro, by the Work brothers.  Library: Spingarn.

-----  for SATB.  New York: John Church, 1919.  Library: Spingarn.

-----   arranged for SATB with piano reduction by Ruth Gillum.  Bryn Mawr: John Church, 1949.  (#332-40003)  Library: Library of Congress.

Poor pilgrim, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at        Hampton Institute, p169)

Prayer is de key of heaven, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p171)

Put John on de islan', for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p160)

Ramah, for violin & piano.  Boston: Boston Music Co., 1923.  7p. & part.  (#6941)  Library: Library of Congress.

'Raslin' Jacob, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p70)

Reign, massa Jesus, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p49)

Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, for SATB.  Hampton: Hampton Institute Press, 1927.  xxvii, 236p.  Library: Library of Congress (27-10635).

                 New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  xxvii, 236, ii, xiii p.  Contents of this anthology are        entered by title in this listing.  Library: Library of Congress (LC 72-1595)

Ride on, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p194)

Ride on, Jesus, for high voice & piano.  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1940.  4p. (#J.F.&B. 7695) "Setting requested and made especially for Miss Dorothy Maynor"  Library: Spingarn.

-----  for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p148)

-----  arranged for SATTB by George Lynn.  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1950.  8p.  (Fischer edition, 8505) Library: Library of Congress.

Rise an' shine, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p198)

Rise up shepherd an' foller, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix iv, p79)

-----  for solo, SATB & organ.  Glen Rock: J. Fischer & Bro., 1964, 1936.  7p.  (#7218)  Library: Library of Congress (1936 imprint), Spingarn (1936 imprint).

-----  for tenor, TTBB & piano.  Glen Rock: J. Fischer & Bro., 1936.  7p.  (#7219-6)  Library: Library of Congress.  Recorded: Victor M-879 (Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus)

-----  arranged by Louise Grant, for SATB.  New York: Belwin.  (#1708)

-----  arranged by Hugh Ross, for SSAA. New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1945.  7p.  (#8183)

-----  arranged by Louise Grant, for SSA.  New York: Belwin.  (#1699)

Roll, Jordan, roll, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix i, p52)

Roll de ole chariot along, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p192)

Run, Mary, run, for SATB.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p18)

Run to Jesus, for SATB.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p15)

Seek and ye shall find, for SATB.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p20)

Seek fo' and twenty elders, for SATB.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p71)

Sit down servant, for medium voice & piano.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1932.  (#35805)  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

-----  for solo & SATB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1936.  (G. Schirmer octavo, 7931; #36912)  Library: Library of Congress.

Slav'ry chain, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p112)

Slow movement on an old Negro spiritual, for string quartet (1915).  Mentioned in a letter of this year to Natalie Curtis Burlin.

So we'll go no more a' rovin', for SSAA.  Glen Rock: J. Fischer & Bro., 1940.

Somebody's knocking at your door, for medium voice & piano.  New York: John Church, 1919.  9p. (#18210)  Library: Spingarn.

-----   for SATB.  Cincinnati: John Church, 1919.

                 Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1932.  15p.  (Theodore Presser Co. part songs for mixed voices, 35197; #35197-14)  Library: Library of Congress.

                 New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p144)

-----  for SSAA.  Cincinnati: John Church, 1919.

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p172)

Son of Mary, for SATB.  Cincinnati: John Church, 1910.

Sonata, piano, no. 1, F minor (by 1924)

Sonata, piano, no. 2, E minor (by 1925)

A song, for orchestra.

The song of Miriam, for soprano & SSA.  New York: Belwin-Mills.  (#FEC 9978)

Soon I will be done, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p234)

The soul of America defend, for medium voice & piano.  New York: Mills Music, 1942.  3p.  Library: Spingarn.

Spirituals for voice and piano.  New York: Mills Music, 1942.  19p.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.  The contents of this anthology are individually cited in this listing.

Stars in the elements, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p162)

Stay in de field, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p22)

Steal away to Jesus, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927.  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix vii, p111)  Recorded: Victor M-879 (Dorothy Maynor, soprano,  with male chorus)

Story of the Jubilee Singers; O holy Lord, for SATB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1944, 1916.  8p.  (#6579)

[Suites, piano]  The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett, with introductions by Dominique-Ren‚ de Lerma and Vivian Flagg McBrier.  Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973.  xii, 195p.  Contents: (1) Magnolia; (2) In the bottoms; (3) Enchantment; (4) Cinnamon grove; (5) Tropic winter; (6) Eight Bible vignettes.  The contents of these suites are cited in this listing.  Library: Library of Congress (72-12872)

Sun don't set in de mornin', for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p23)

Sweet Canaan, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at  Hampton Institute, p188)

Sweet turtle dove, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p164)

Swing low, chariot, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p100)

Swing low, sweet chariot, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p101, appendix p. v)

Symphonic suite, piano, E minor.  Duration: 23:00.

Symphony, E minor.

Tell Jesus, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at  Hampton Institute, p77)

There is a balm in Gilead, for SATB.  New York: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1981 (Lift every voice and sing, ed. by Irene J. Brown, n14)  Recorded: Period SPL-580 (Inez Matthews, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Brice, piano)

                 New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p88)

There were ten virgins, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p72)

There's a man goin' 'round takin' names, for solo & SATB.  Cincinnati: John Church, 1924.

There's a meeting here tonight, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p182)

-----  for SSA.  Cincinnati: John Church, 1921.

They led my Lord away, for SATB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1947.

They look like men of war, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p180)

A thousand years ago or more, for high voice & piano.  New York: John Church, 1919.  9p.  (#18212)  Text: Frederick H. Martens.  Library: Spingarn.

'Tis me, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at  Hampton Institute, p183, appendix p. ix)

'Tis the ole ship of Zion, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p81)

Travelin' to the grave, for medium voice & piano.

Tropic winter suite, for piano.  Chicago: Summy, 1938.  (#C.F.S.Co. 3063a to 3963b)  Contents: (1) The daybreak charioteer; (2) A bayou garden; (3) Pompons and fans; (4) Legend of the atoll; (5) To a closed casement; (6) Noon siesta; (7) Parade of the  jasmine banners.  Duration: 15:00.

                 Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973 (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett, p119)

-----  for orchestra.

View de land, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at  Hampton Institute, p138)

The voice of the sea, for low voice & piano.  New York: John Church, 1924.  5p.  (#18819-4)  Text: from The album of a heart, by R. Nathaniel Dett.  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

Walk together, children, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p26)

Walk you in de light, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p24)

Want to go to heaven when I die, for SATB.  (New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix ii, p53)

Wasn't that a mighty day?, for SATBB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1933.  9p.  (G. Schirmer octavo choruses,  7712; #36042)  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

We are almost home, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p89)

We are buidling a rock, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p115)

We are climbing Jacob's ladder, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the  Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p118)

We are walking in de light, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p116)

Weeping Mary, for soprano & STAB with piano reduction.  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1918.  8p.  (#FEC 4434)  Library: Spingarn.

Were thou the moon, for low voice & piano.  Cincinnati: John Church, 1924.  5p.  (#18818)  Text: Album of a  heart, by R. Nathaniel Dett.  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, appendix vi, p106)  Recorded: Victor M-879 (Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus)

What kind of shoes you gonna wear?, for medium voice & piano.  New York: Mills Music, 1943.  5p.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.  Library: Spingarn.

                 New York: Mills Music, 1942 (Spirituals for voice and piano)

What yo' gwine t' do when de lamp burn down?, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p140)

When I survey the wondrous cross, for SSAA.  New York: Mills Music, 1941.

When the general roll is called, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the  Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p166)

Where shall I be when de firs' trumpet soun'?, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p173)

Who'll jine de union?, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p142)

Why he's the Lord of lords, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p151)

The winding road, for low voice & piano.  Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1923.  7p.  (#19030)  Text:  Tertius van Dyke.  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

Wonder where is good ole Daniel, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the  Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p73)

You goin' to reap jus' what you sow, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p28)

Zion, hallelujah, for medium voice & piano.  New York: John Church, 1923.  5p.  (#18657)  "As sung by Miss  Baytop"  Library: Spingarn.

Zion, weep a-low, for SATB.  New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, p196)

 

A man goin’ round takin’ names, S. 20, for voice & piano (1924).  New York: John Church, 1924.  Dedication: Jerome Swinford.

A thousand years ago or more, S. 18,  for voice & piano (1919).  Text: Frederick H. Martens.  Duration: 3:00.

After the cakewalk; March-cakewalk, S. 1, for piano (1900), ed. by Lee Orean Smith.  Williamsport PA: Vandersloot Music, 1900.

CD: Denver Oldham, piano (1988).  Altarus AIR 9013 (1996).

America the beautiful, S. 51, for SATB & piano (1918).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1918.  Text: Katherine Lee Bates.  Première: 1918/Thanksgiving; National Victory Sing.

American sampler, S 13, for orchestra (1937).  Première: 1937/X/02; CBS radio.  After a text by Philip Morin Freneau.

As by the streams of Babylon, S. 74, for soprano & SATB (1933), by Thomas Campion, arr. by R. Nathaniel Dett.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1933.  4p.  Duration: 1:20.

      LP: Hampton Institute Choir.  Nelson Cornell Custom Records.

As children walk ye in God’s love, S. 69, for SATB (1930).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1930.  Première: 1928/IV/16; ; New York, Carnegie Hall; Hampton Choir; R. Nathaniel Dett, conductor.

Ave Maria; Guide me and lead me, S. 68, for baritone & SATB (1930).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1930.  Text: Liturgical with an English version by Frederick H. Martens.  Première: 1930; Hampton Choir on European tour. Duration: 3:31.

----- Chapel Hill: Hinshaw Music, 1978 (The music of Black Americans, HMC-333, ed. by Evelyn D. White).  7p.

      CD: Ryan French, baritone; VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; Phillip Brunelle, conductor.  Clarion CLR 907 CD (2004;  The witness collection; Got the Saint Louis blues).  Liner notes: Dominique-René de Lerma.

Balm in Gilead, S.67,  (1919).  Chicago: Hall & McCreary, 1927; New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute).

LP: Inez Matthews, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Brice, piano.  Period SPL-580 (1950?).

8 Bible vignettes, S.15, for piano (1941).  New York: Mills Music, 1941-1943.   1. Father Abraham; Molto maestoso; 2. Desert interlude; Larghetto patetico; 3. As his own soul; Moderato semplice qusi Volklied [Dedication: To the memory of Carl]; 4. Barcarolle of tears; Andante; 5. I am the true vine; Con moto mas espressivo; 6. Martha complained; Larghetto; 7. Other sheep; 8. Madrigal divine; Moderato molto tranquillon.

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973.  (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett), with introductions by Dominique-René de Lerma and Vivian Flagg McBrier. xii, 195p.

      CD: Denver Oldham, piano.  New World Records NW-80367-2 (1988, R. Nathaniel Dett piano works).  Liner notes: Dominique-René de Lerma.

      LP:  Denver Oldham, piano.  New World Records NW-367-2 (1988).

Cave of the winds, S.2 (1902), for piano.  Niagara Falls, S. C. Fragard, 1902.  Première: 1903/III/10; Lockport NY, Halstead Conservatory; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

      CD: Denver Oldham, piano (1988).  Altarus AIR 9013 (1996).

Churning song, S. 16, for voice & piano (1903).  Tex: Gilliam M. Thompson.  Dedication: Flora Pierce-Dennis.   Première: 1903/III/10; Lockport NY, Halstead Conservatory; singer not identified; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.  Duration: 2:30.

Cinnamon grove, S. 12, for piano (1928).  New York: John Church Co., 1928.  1/ Moderato molto grazioso ma con moto[after John Donne]; 2. Adagio cantabile [after Rabindranath Tagore]; 3. Ritmo moderato con sentimento, quasi gavotte [after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]; 4. Allegretto.  Duration: 11:00.

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973.  (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett), with introductions by Dominique-René de Lerma and Vivian Flagg McBrier. xii, 195p.

Confessional, for violin & piano (by 1908). Dedication: Donald Morrison.  Première: 1908/VI/06; Oberlin; Donald Morrison, violin; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

Cotton needs pisckin’, S. 10, for piano (1924).  Première: 1924/X/18; St. Paul, People’s Church.

Dinah kneeding dough, for voice & piano (by 1908).  Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar.  Première: 1908/VI/06; Oberlin; Florence Jenny, soprano; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

Don’t be weary, traveler, S. 60, for SSATBB (c1920).  New York: John Church, 1921. 15p.  Duration: 4:00.  Dedication: George Foster Peabody.  Award: Francis Boott Prize at Harvard (1920)

Don’t you weep no more, Mary, S. 66, for SATB (1926).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1926.  8p.  Duration: 3:00.

Done paid my vow to the Lord, S. 55, for contralto or baritone, SSA & piano (1919).  Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1919.  8p.  (#35007-7; 322-35007).   Duration: 2:00.

LP: Phyllis Bell, contralto; Virginia Union University Choir; Odell Hobbs, conductor.  Richmond Sound Stages RSSWO-626.

Drink to me only with thine eyes, S. 72, for SATB.  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 193.  110p.  Text: Ben Johnson.   Première: 1933; Rochester; WHAM American Choir Broadcast; American Choir; R. Nathaniel Dett, conductor.,  Duration: 2:45.

Enchantment, S. 7, for piano (1922).  New York: John Church, 1923.  1. Incantation; Un poco agitato ma moderato;2. Song of the shrine; Lento con molto espressione; 3. Dance of desire; Con moto; 4. Beyond  the dream; Andante patetico quasi notturno.  Dedication: Percy Grainger. Duration: 12:00. 

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973.  (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett), with introductions by Dominique-René de Lerma and Vivian Flagg McBrier. xii, 195p.

      CD: Denver Oldham, piano. Altarus AIR 9013 (1996).

Etude, piano, A-flat (by 1903).  Première: 1903/III/10; Lockport NY, Halstead Conservatory; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

Ev'ry time I feel the spirit, S. 67.  Chicago: Hall & McCreary, 1927; New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute).

      CD: Dorothy Maynor, soprano; Arpad Sandor, piano (1940).  Library of Congress LCM-2141 (1990, 1940).

Fair weather, S. 11, for piano (1926).  Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1926.

Follow me, S. 19,  for voice & piano (1919). New York: John Church, 1919.   From the collection of spirituals of Catherine Fields-Gay.  Duration: 3:00.

      78rpm: Reinald Werrenrath, baritone; ==

      LP: Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus.  RCA Camden CAL-344 (1957).

Freda, for piano (by 1908).  Première: 1908/VI/06; Oberlin; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

Gently Lord, o gently Lord, S. 61, for soprano & SATB (1924).  New York: John Church, 1924.  15p.  Based on a folksong from the Bahamas.  Text: Thomas Hastings.   Dedication: Douglass Memorial Chorus of Oberlin.  Première: 1925/IV/23; Oberlin, Warner Hall; Aubrey Pankey, soprano; Douglass Memorial Chorus; R. Nathaniel Dett or Don Morrison, conductor.

Go not far from me, O God, S. 73, for baritone & SATB (1933).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1933.  10p.  Dedication: George Whitefield Andrews.

Go on, brother, S. 40, for voice & piano (1942).  New York: Mills Music, 1942.  Dedication; Dorothy Maynor.  Duration: 1:00.

Go on, mule, S. 17, for voice & piano (1918).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1918. Text: J. Fletcher Bryant.

Go tell it on the mountain, S. 67 (1919).  Chicago: Hall & McCreary, 1927; New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute).

LP: Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus. RCA Camden CAL-344  (195?).

God understands, S. 32, for voice & piano (1926).  New York: John Church, 1926.  Text: Katrina Trask.

Gratitudes and inspirations, for SATB (c1908).  Not legible.

Hampton, my home by the sea, S. 47, for SATB with optional piano (1914).  Hampton: Hampton Onstitute Press, 1914.  Dedication: To all lovers of Hampton.  Duration: 2:00.

Heavenly union, ==

CD: Martha Boone, alto; Theodore Jones, baritone; The Brazeal Dennard Chorale; Brazeal Dennard, conductor. BDC 4444 (1999, Remembering, discovering, preserving).

Hymn to Parnassus, S. 42, for voice & piano (1942).  New York: Mills Music, 1942.  Text: anonymous and R. Nathaniel Dett.  Première: 1942/IV/02; North Carolina Network; Lottie McCoy, soprano.

I couldn't hear nobody pray, S. 67 (1927).  Chicago: Hall & McCreary; Hampton: Hampton Institute Press, 1927; New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute).

LP: Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus. RCA Camden CAL-344  (195?).

I couldn't hear nobody pray, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute)

----- New York: AMS Press, 1972.

LP: Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus.  RCA Camden CAL-344, 195?.

I’ll never turn back no more, S. 52, for high voice & SATB (1918).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1918.  Dedication: Hampton Choral Union and Hampton Choir.  Duration: 3:30.

I’m a-goin’ to see my friends again, S. 31, for voice & piano (1924).  New York: John Church, 1924.  Dedication: Toland Hayes.

I’m so glad trouble done last always, S. 20, for voice & piano (1919).  New York; John Church, 1919.

Il peneroso, for piano (by 1908)   After John Milton..  Dedication: George Hastings.  Première: 1908/VI/06; Oberlin; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

I’m a-trav’ling to the grave, S. 43, for voice & piano (1943).  New York: Mills Music, 1942 (Spirituals for voice & piano). Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.  Duration: 1:30.

      LP: Ellabelle Davis, soprano; Hubert Greenslade, piano.  London LPS-182 (1950).

      LP: Isador Oglesby, tenor; John Miller, piano.  Praise 658 (1979).

I'm a-travelling to the grave, S. 67, for == (1927). Chicago: Hall & McCreary, 1927.

----- New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute);

I'm goin'  to tell God all of my troubles.==

      CD: Dorothy Maynor, soprano; Arpad Sandor, piano (1940).  Library of Congress LCM-2141 (1990, 1940).

I’m goin’ to thank God, S. 39, for voice & piano (1940).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1940.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.  Duration: 3:06.

      78rpm: Dorothy Maynor, soprano; Arpad Sandor, piano (1940).

I'm so glad trouble don't last alway, S. 20, for SSA & piano. New York: John Church, 1919 (Negro spirituals). Duration: 2:50.

      CD: Roland Hayes, tenor; Reginald Boardman, piano.  Smithsonian RD-041 (c1990)

In that morning, S. 46, for voice & piano (1943).  New York: Mills Music, 1943.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.

In the bottoms, S. 6, for piano (1913).  Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1913.  26p.  (Summy edition, 61; #1465). .1. Prelude; night;Adagio sostenuto; 2. His song; Andante non troppo ma più patetico [after the poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar]; 3. Honey; Allegretto [after A Negro love song, by Paul Laurence Dunbar];  4. Barcarolle; Moderato molto grazioso;5. Juba; Non troppo allegro.  Duration: 20:23.  Ddication: Mr. & Mrs. Frederic H. Goff.  Première: 1913; Chicago, Music Hall; Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler, piano. 

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973.  (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett), with introductions by Dominique-René de Lerma and Vivian Flagg McBrier. xii, 195p.

      CD: William Chapman Nyaho, piano.  Musicians Showcase MS-1091 (2003, Senku; Piano music by composers of African descent).  Liner notes: Maya Amgelou, William Chapman Nyaho.

CD: C. Jackson, piano.  Direct-to-Tape 9807 (American journey).

      CD: Clipper Erickson, piano.  Direct-to-Tape Recordings Co. DTR 9807 (1998; American journey).

CD: Denver Oldham, piano.  New World Records NW-80367-2 (1988, R. Nathaniel Dett piano works).  Liner notes: Dominique-René de Lerma.

      CD: Monica Gaylord, piano.  Music & Arts CD-737 (1992, Black piano; A treasury of works for solo piano by Black composers).  Liner notes: Monica Gaylord.

      CD: Monica Gaylord, piano.  Music & Arts CD 737 (1998, Piano music of Black composers).

      CD: Natalie Hinderas, piano.  CRI CD 629 (1992; Piano music by African American composers).  composers).  Liner notes: Dominique-René de Lerma, 19p.

LP: Clive Lythgoe, piano.  Philips 9500 096 (1976).

      LP: Denver Oldham, piano.  New World Records NW-367-2

      (1988).

LP: Natalie Hinderas, piano.  Desto DC-7102/3 (1971).

----- 2. His song, for organ; arr. by Gordon Bloch Nevin.

---- 3. Barcarolle.

      CD: Roger Rundle, piano.  Lronarda LE 344 (Souvenirs).

----- 5. Juba.

78rpm: Percy Grainger, piano (c1920).      

----- for SATB & piano S. 76, (1934).  Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1934.  15p.  Text: R. Nathaniel Dett.  Première: 1934; Rochester; Inter-Hi Chorus; R, Nathaniel Dett, conductor.  Duration: 2:45.

      ----- for orchestra.  Detroit: Luck;s Music Library.

----- for 2 pianos, arr. by Edouard Hesselberg.  Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1926. Duration: 2:21. 

      LP: David Dubal, Stanley Waldorff, pianos.  Musical Heritage Society MHS-3808K (1978).

Inspiration waltzes, S. 3,  for piano (1903). Dedication: To his mother.  Première: 1903/III/10; Lockport NY, Halstead Conservatory; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

CD: Denver Oldham, piano.  Altarus AIR 9013 (1996).

      CD: Denver Oldham, piano.  New World Records NW-3672
(1988).

      LP: Denver Oldham, piano.  New World Records NW-367 (1988).

Iorana, S. 37, for voice & piano (1935).  Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1935.  Text: J. Henry Quine.  Dedication: Robert Gibbings.  Duration: 3:00.

L'envoi, S. 67.  Chicago: Hall & McCreary, 1927; New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927  (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute).

      LP: Bethel Seventh-Day Adventist Youth Choir [Canton NC]; Calvin Carter, conductor.  RSR-523.

      LP: Isador Oglesby, tenor; John Miller, piano.  Praise 658 (1979).

Lead gently, Lord, and slow, S. 33, for voice & piano (1929).  New York: John Church, 1929.  Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Let us cheer the weary traveler, S. 64, for SATB (1926). New York: John Church, 1926.  9p.  Duration: 3:00.

Listen to the lambs, S. 48, for soprano & SSAATTBB with piano reduction (1914, rev. 1936).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1941, 1914 (G. Schirmer’s secular chrouses for mixed voices, no. 5956; 25010c).  8p.  Duration: 4:37.  Première: 1916/X/05; Hamilton ONT; Elgar Choir.

-----  ==: John Church, 1926.  8p.  (#5956).

----- New York: Oxford University Press, 2002 (The Oxford book of spirituals, ed. by Moses Hogan, p3-11).

CD: Karolyn Huey, soprano; The Brazeal Dennard Chorale; Brazeal Dennard, conductor. BDC 4444 (1999, Remembering, discovering, preserving).

CD: Nathaniel Dett Chorale; Brainerd Blyden-Taylor Chorale; conductor.  Marquis Classics CDC 81293-2.

      CD: Steve Burger, baritone; VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; Phillip Brunelle, conductor.  Clarion CLR 907 CD (2004;  The witness collection; Got the Saint Louis blues).  Liner notes: Dominique-René de Lerma.

LP: Mormon Tabernacle Choir; J. Spencer Corwall, conductor.  Columbia ML-5048 (1954).

LP: Mormon Tabernacle Choir; J. Spencer Corwall, conductor.  Philips NBL-5012

LP: Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Richard P. Condie, conductor.  Columbia ML-6235 (1965).

LP: Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Richard P. Condie, conductor.  MS-06835

----- for SATB.  New York: G. Schirmer.  (8010).

----- for TTBB, arr. by Leonard DePaur.

LP: DePaur Infantry Chorus; Leonard DePaur, conductor.  Columbia ML-2119 (1950).

Magic moon of molten gold, S. 21, for voice & piano (1919).  New York: John Church, 1919.  Text: Fredeick H. Martens.  Duration: 3:40.

Magnolia, S. 5, for piano (1911).  Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1912.  1. Magnolias; Moderato molto cantabile; 2. The deserted cabin; Largo con tristezza; 3. My lady love; Allegretto grazioso; 4. Mammy; Lento con tenereza; 5. The place where the rainbow ends; Allegro.  Première: 1914; Chicago, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Club; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973.  (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett), with introductions by Dominique-René de Lerma and Vivian Flagg McBrier. xii, 195p.

      CD: Denver Oldham, piano.  New World Records NW-80367-2 (1988, R. Nathaniel Dett piano works).  Liner notes: Dominique-René de Lerma.

      LP: Denver Oldham, piano.  New World Records NW-367-2
(1988).

      CD: Gail Davis Barnes, piano  (2002; Magnolias).

----- 2. The deserted cabin, for organ; arr. by Gordon Blach Nevin.

----- 3. My lady love, for organ; arr. by Gordon Blach Nevin.

Music in the mine, S. 50, for tenor SATB & orchestra (1916).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1916.  15p.  Première: 1922/II/21; New York, Carnegie Hall; New York Oratorio Society.

My Agnes from Niagara, S. 4, for piano [?].  Niagara Falls NY: S. C. Fragard, 1909.

My day, S. 34, for voice & piano (1929).  New York: John Church, 1929.  Text: Daniel S. Twohig.  Duration: 2:00. 

      LP: Dorothy Maynor, soprano; Arpad Sándor, piano (1940/12/18).  Library of Congress LCM-2141 (1990, 1940).

My song, for violin & piano (by 1908). Dedication: George Andrews.  Première: 1908/VI/06; Oberlin; Donald Morrison, violin; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

Nepenthe and the muse, S. 8, for piano (1922).  Cincinnati: John C. Church, 1922.  Dedication: Arthur Foote.

Now rest beneath night’s shadows, S. 80, for SSAA (1938).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1938.  8p.  Text: Paul Gerhardt.  Duration: 2:45.

Now we take this feeble body, S. 45, for voice & piano (1943).  New York: Mills Music, 1943.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.  Duration: 1:30.

O hear the lambs a-crying, S. 65, for soprano & SATTB (1926).  New York: John Church, 1926.  10p.  Dedication: Pratorio Society of New York

O holy Lord, the hard-won miles, S. 36, for voice & piano (1934).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1934.  Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar.  Duration: 2:00.

CD: The Brazeal Dennard Chorale; Brazeal Dennard, conductor. BDC 4444 (1999, Remembering, discovering, preserving).

O Mary, don’t you weep, S. 68, for SATB (1919). Boston: C. Birchard, 1919.

Oh! the land I’m bound for, S. 24, for voice & piano (1923).  New York: John Church, 1923.  Dedication: Lloyd Hickman.  Première: 1923; Oberlin; Lloyd Hickman, tenor.

Ole-time religion. Hampton: Hampton Institute Press, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute)

LP: Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus.  Camden CAL-344 (195?).

Oh whisp’ring tree, for voice & piano (by 1908). Dedication: Mrs. Frederic H. Goff.  Première: 1908/VI/06; Oberlin; Florence Jenny, soprano; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

Open yo’ eyes, S. 25, for voice & piano (1923).  Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1923.  Text: R. Nathaniel Dett.  Duration: 2:00.

Poor me, S. 23, for voice & piano (1923).  New York: John Church, 1923.  Dedication: Marian Anderson.  7p.  Consulted 2003/X/7.

78rpm: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano (1945/IV/12).  Victor 10-1278-B.

CD: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano (1945/IV/12).  Eklipse EKR CD 26.

CD: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano (1945/IV/12).  RCA 09026-63306-2.

Prelude, piano (c1908).  Dedication: Arthur E. Heacox.  Not legible.

Prelude, adagio ma non troppo, and finale, for piano (by 1908).  Dedication: Frederic H. Goff.  Première: 1908/VI/06; Oberlin; Upton, piano.

Quartet, strings.  New York: Southern Music Publishing Co., c1974.

Rama, S. 9, for violin & piano (1923).  Boston: Boston Music Co., 1923.  Duration: 3:00.

Ride on Jesus== (1940).  Written for Dorothy Maynor.

CD: Inetta Harris, soprano; Scott Lippoldt, piano.  My Heritage Sings, n.d.

      CD: Randye Jones, soprano; Francis Conlon, piano.  Ahhjay Records Ahhj-0001 (Come down angels).

Ride on, Jesus, S. 38, for voice & piano (1940). New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1940.  Duration:  1:21. 

      CD: Dorothy Maynor, soprano; Arpad Sandor, piano (1940/12/18).  Library of Congress

LP: Veronica Tyler, soprano; Charles Lloyd, piano.  BRC Productions (1980).

Rise up shepherd and follow, S. 71, for SATB & piano (1932).  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1932.   7p.

Rise up, shepherd, an' foller, S. 77, for TTBB & piano (1936) New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1936.  6p.  Duration: 1:45.

Sit down, servant, S. 35, for voice & piano (1932).  New York: G. Schirmer, 1932.  Duratio: 2:00.

Somebody’s knocking at your door, S. 22, for voice & piano (1919).  New York: John Church, 1919.

----- S. 57, for SATB & piano.  New York: Jojhn Church, 1919, 1939.  16p.

----- S. 57 bis, for tenor & SSA.  New York: John Church, 1921.

----- S. 70, for tenor & SSA (1932).  Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1932.

Son of Mary, S. 63, for SATB (1926).  New York: John Church, 1926.  Dedication: Oberlin Musical Union and George W. Andrews.

Steal away to Jesus.  Were you there? Hampton: Hampton Institute Press, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute).==

Steal away to Jesus, S. 67 (1927).  Chicago: Hall & McCreary, 1927.

----- New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute).

      LP: Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus.  RCA Camden CAL-344 (1957).

The chariot jubilee, S. 54, for tenor, SATB & organ or piano (1919).  New York: John Church, 1919 (#18124).  31p.  Commission: Howard Lyman and the Syracuse University Chorus.  Première: 1920/IV/22; Saint Cecilia Society of Boston.  Duration: 20:00. 

LP: James Nathan Jones, tenor; Morgan State University Choir; William Partridge, organ; Nathan Carter, conductor. Audio House AHS-30F75 (1975).

----- for tenor, SATB & orchestra, orchestrated by Hale Smith (1998).  New York: Halsco Music Publishers, 1998.  58p.  Commission: Philip Brunelle.  The original performance materials are not extant.  Duration: 11:43.

      CD: Michael Forest, tenor; VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Orchestra; Phillip Brunelle, conductor.  Clarion CLR 907 CD (2004;  The witness collection; Got the Saint Louis blues).  Liner notes: Dominique-René de Lerma.

The ordering of Moses; Biblical folk scene, S. 79, for soprano, conralto, tenor, bass, SATB & orchestra (1932).  Text: Bible and folklore. Graduate paper (M.M.) Eastman School of Music, 1932 (as Sacred cantata for soli, chorus, and orchestra).   Duration: 60:00.  Première [formal]: 1937/V/07; Cincinnati; Agatha Lewis, soprano (Miriam); Elisabeth Wyner, mezzo-soprano (Voice of Israel); Frederick Jägel, bass (Moses); Cincinnati May Festival Orchestra & Chorus; Eugène Goossens, conductor

----- New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1937 (7230)..

LP: Jeannette Walters, soprano; Carol Brice, contralto; John Miles, tenor; John Work IV, baritone; The Talladega College Choir; Mobile  Symphony Orchestra; William L. Dawson, conductor.  Silver Crest TAL-42868-S (1968).

      LP: Agatha Lewis, soprano (Miriam); Elisabeth Wyner, mezzo-soprano (Voice of Israel); Frederick Jägel, bass (Moses); Cincinnati May Festival Orchestra & Chorus; Eugène Goossens, conductor (formal première [?]; 1937/05/07).  Unique Opera Records UORC 113 (1972).

      LP: Eastman Singers; David Fetler, conductor.  Eastman Festival of American Music (1960).

----- for soprano, contralto, tenor, bass, SATB and organ or piano.  Melville: J. Fischer & Bro., 1965, 1939 (piano-vocal score ; Fischer ed. 7230).  123p. 

The soul of America defend!, S. 41, for voice & piano (1942).  New York : Mills Music, 1942.  Text: R. Nathaniel Dett.  Duration: 2:00.

The voice of the sea, S. 29, for voice & piano (1924).  New York: John Church, 1924.  Dext: R. Nathaniel Dett.  Dedication: Kathryn Meisle.

The winding road, S. 25, for voice & piano (1923).  Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1923.  Text: Tertius van Dyck.

There is a balm in Gilead, for SATB.  New York: Church Hymnal Corporation, 1981 (Lift every voice and sing, ed. by Irene J. Brown, n14).

LP: Inez Matthews, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Brice, piano.  Period SPL-580.

There’s a meeting here tonight, S. 59, for SSA & piano (1921).  New York: John Church, 1921.  15p.  Première: Saint Cecilia ociety of Boston.   Duration: 2:30.

There’s a star in the east, S. 62, for SSA (1926).  New York: John Church, 1926.

To mother, for voice (?) & piano (1904).  Première: 1904/X/11; Niagara Falls NY, Cataract Hotel; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

To the sea, for voice & piano (by 1908). Dedication: Mrs. Frederic H. Goff.  Première: 1908/VI/06; Oberlin; Florence Jenny, soprano; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

Tropic winter, for piano (1938).  Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1938.  1. The daybreak charioteer; Pomposo marziale moderato; 2. A bayou garden; Adagio molto sostenuto; 3. Pompons and fans; Grazioso; 4. Legend of the atoll; Lento, recit. Un poco dolente; 5. To a closed casement; Andante espressivo; 6. Noon siesta; Lento quasi berceuse; 7. Parade of the jasmine banners; Allegretto grazioso.  Duration: 18:00.

----- Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1973.  (The collected piano works of R. Nathaniel Dett), with introductions by Dominique-René de Lerma and Vivian Flagg McBrier. xii, 195p.

Ywilight, or voice & piano (by 1908).  Première: 1908/VI/06; Oberlin; Florence Jenny, soprano; R. Nathaniel Dett, piano.

Walk together, children

CD: Chicago A Cappella.  Air Wave CAC 2004 (2000; Go down, Moses).

Wasn’t that a mighty day?, S. 75, for medium voice & SATB.  New York: G. Schirmer, 1933  Duration: 3:08.

Weeping Mary, S. 53, for SATB.  New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1918.  Dedication: Bruce Carey.  Duration: 4:00.

Were thou the moon, S. 26, for voice & piano (1924).  New York: John Church, 1924.  Text: R. Nathaniel Dett.  Dedication: John Stanley Hoban.

Were you there?, S. 67  (1927). Chicago: Hall & McCreary, 1928; New York: AMS Press, 1972, 1927; Hampton: Hampton Institute Press, 1927 (Religious folk-songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute)

LP: Dorothy Maynor, soprano, with male chorus).  RCA Camden CAL-344 (195?.).

What kind of shoes you going to wear?, S. 44, for voice & piano (1943).  New York: Mills Music, 1943.  Dedication: Dorothy Maynor.  Duration: 1:20.

Zion hallelujah, S. 27, for voice & piano (1923).  New York: John Church, 1923.  Dedication: Reinald Werrenrath.
 

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“Dett, Nathaniel” in Crisis, v12 (1916/IX) p190.

“Dett, Nathaniel” in Opportunity, v15 (1937/XII) p382.

“Dr. Dett not to return to Hampton” in Afro-American (1931/X/31).

“Dr. Dett’s artistry removes color line in world music” in Norfolk journal and guide (1930/XI/01).

“Music by Dett” in Philadelphia tribune (1931/XI/05).

“Musical successes of R. Nathaniel Dett” in Southeern workman, v51n4 (1922/IV) p220.

“Obituary” in Journal of Negro history, v28 (1943/X) p507-509.

“R. Nathaniel Dett” in A salute to historic Blacks in the arts.  Chicago: Empack Publishing Co., 1996, p18-19.

”R. Nathaniel Dett” in Negro history bulletin (1939/II) p36.

Abdul-Rahim, Raoul.  “Recordings: Black piano music” in Blacks in classical music.  New York: Dodd, Mead. 1977, p61-62.

Adams, Russell L.  Great Negroes, past and present.  Chicago: Afro-Am Publishing Co., 1969, p177.

American music, v3n1, p111; v4n2, p196.

American musician, v2n1, p17; v2n2, p28.

Anderson, Alice.  “R. Nathaniel Dett” in Tones and overtones (1954/spring) p33-36.

Bacon, Alice Mabel.  "Work and methods of the Hampton Folklore Society” in Black perspective in music, v4n2 (1976/VII) p151-155.

Ballou, Leonard R.  “Dett” by Leonard R Ballou, John Duncan, Laurence Hayes, Bernice Nichols, and Edythe Plater, in Tones and overtones, v1n4 (1954/spring) p33-36.

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Chase 1987, p356

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Cureau 1987, p213

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Dett, R. Nathaniel.  “As the Negro sings” in Southern workman, v56 (1927/VII) p304.

Dett, R. Nathaniel.  “Book of American Negro spirituals” in Southern workman, v54 (1925) p563-565.

Dett, R. Nathaniel.  “Ethnologist aids composer to draw inspiration from heart of people” in Musical America, v30 (1919/VI/31).

Dett, R. Nathaniel.  “From bell stand to throne room: a remarkable autobiographical interview with the eminently successful American Negro composer” in Etude, v52 (1934/II) p79-70.

Dett, R. Nathaniel.  “From bell stand to throne room: a remarkable autobiographical interview with the eminently successful American Negro composer” in Black perspective in music, v1n1 (1973/spring) p73-81.  RILM 73/908.

Dett, R. Nathaniel.  “The emancipation of Negro music” in The southern workman, v47 (1918/IV) p172-176.  Won: Bowdoin Prize.

Dett, R. Nathaniel.  Album of a heart.  Jackson TN: Mocowat-Mercer, 1911.  69p.  [poems]

Downes, Olin.  “Estimates of Dett’s The ordering of Moses” in Southern workman, v66 (1937) p304-310.

Evans, Arthur Lee.  The development of the Negro spiritual as choral art music by Afro-American composers, with an annotated guide to the performance of selected spirituals.  Graduate paper (Ph.D., music) University of Miami, 1972.  264p.  LC 73-5837; RILM 76/13629.

Fisher, Walter  “Dett, Robert Nathaniel” in Dictionary of American biography.  New York: Scribners, 1973, supplement 3, 1941-1945, p224-226.

Fisk 1980, p89

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Gray, Arlene E.  Listen to the lambs; a source book of the R. Nathaniel Det materials in the Niagara Falls Public Library, Niagara Falls, N.Y.  Ridgeway, Ontario: Smeith Davison, 1984.

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Horne, Aaron.  String music by Black American composers.  Westport: Greenwood Press, 1991 (Music reference collection, no. 33).  xx, 327p.  Foreword by Dominique-René de Lerma.  ISBN 0-313-27938-1. +

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Journal of Black sacred music,  v2n1, p65

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LaBrew, Arthur Randolph.  “Biographical notices to the Harmon Foundation Awards (1926-1939)” in Afro-American music review, v2 (1982/I-VI), p210-211.

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Lerma, Dominique-René de.  “Dett and Engel: a question of cultural pride” in Black perspective in music, v1n1 (1973/spring) p70-72, 81.  RILM 73/938.

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May, Stanley.  “R. N. Dett of Hampton Institute helping to lay foundation for Negro music of future” in Musical America, v6 (1918/VII) p17.  Reprinted in Black perspective in music, v1n1 (1973/spring) p65-69.  RILM 73/941.

Maynor, Dorothy.  “Honoring the memory of R. Nathaniel Dett” in National Music Council bulletin, v36 (1977) p7-8.

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McCray, Norma.  “Teaching materials on Afro-American composers” in Development of materials for a one-year course in African music, ed. by Vada Easter Butcher.  Washington: Department of Health, and Education, and Welfare, 1970, p123-198.

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Ryder, Georgia Atkins.  Melodic and rhythmic elements of American Negro folksongs as employed in cantatas by selected American composers between 1932 and 1967.  Graduate paper (Ph.D., music education) New York University, 1970.  264p.  LC 70-21149; RILM 74/737.

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Simpson, Anne Key.  Follow me; The life and music of R. Nathaniel Dett.  Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1993 (Composers of North America, 10).  700p.  ISBN 0-8108-2627-5.

Slonimsky, Nicolas.  “Dett, R. (Robert) Nathaniel” in Baker’s biographical dictionary of musicians.  6th  ed.  New York: Schirmer Books, 1978, p409.

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Sonneck Society bulletin v16n2, p74

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Spencer, Jon Michael.  “R. Nathaniel Dett’s views on the preservation of Black music” in Black perspective in music, v10n2 (1982/fall) p132-148.

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