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Dett, Robert Nathaniel (Farbiger)

composer, teacher, piano


born: 11 Oct 1882 Drummondsville, Ontario / province, Canada now Niagara Falls, Ontario / province, Canada Source: 1  

born: - Drummondville, Quebec / province, Canada Source: 2,3  

died: 02 Oct 1943 Battle Creek, Michigan / state, USA Source: 1  

The Music Sack has 98 items with information about Robert Nathaniel (Farbiger) Dett:


 1996

White, Evelyn Davidson
Choral music by African American composers
A selected, annotated bibliography
Second edition
Compiled by Evelyn Davidson White
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1996, 226 p.

Number of People : 99


 1996

African American composers

The above item is part of :
Horne, Aaron
Baker, David N.
Brass music of black composers : a bibliography
Compiled by Aaron Horne
Foreword by David N. Baker
Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996

Number of People : 262


 1996

The United States and Canada in the Twentieth Century

p. 500 In:
Gordon, Stewart
A History of Keyboard Literature.
Music for the Piano and its Forerunners
New York: Schirmer Books, 1996, 566 p.

Number of People : 67


 1995

Spencer, Jon Michael
Cureau, R.T.
James, W.L.
Stars in de elements : a study of Negro folk music
Black Sacred Music 9:1-350 N1-2 1995
       bibliog mus notes table
       Note: 1945 unpublished manuscript

Number of People : 1


 1994

Resource guide for selected composers

Part II In:
Hall, Bonlyn G.
Hedges, Bonnie
Twentieth-century composers in the Chesapeake region
A bio-bibliography and guide to library holdings
Compiled and edited by Bonnie Hedges and Bonlyn Hall
Richmond, Virginia: Chesapeake Chapter Music Library Association, 1994, 168 p.

Number of People : 14


 1994

Spencer, Jon Michael
Theomusicology : query, theory, and methodology: Musicology as a theologically informed discipline
Black Sacred Music 8:36-63 N1 1994
       notes

Number of People : 1


 1994

Twentieth-Century composers in the Chesapeake Region

Part I In:
Hall, Bonlyn G.
Hedges, Bonnie
Twentieth-century composers in the Chesapeake region
A bio-bibliography and guide to library holdings
Compiled and edited by Bonnie Hedges and Bonlyn Hall
Richmond, Virginia: Chesapeake Chapter Music Library Association, 1994, 168 p.

Number of People : 78


 1992

Spencer, Jon Michael
The William Grant Still reader : Preface
Black Sacred Music 6:ix-Xv N2 1992

Number of People : 1


 1992

Still, W.G.
The William Grant Still reader; the writings of Still; Nathaniel Dett; one of our "cultural pioneers"
Black Sacred Music 6:109-10 N2 1992

Number of People : 1


 1992

Borroff, Edith
Clark, J. Bunker
American opera : a checklist
By Edith Borroff
Edited by J. Bunker Clark
Detroit: Harmonie Park Press, 1992, 334 p.

Number of People : 2,319


 1992

Roach, Hildred
Black American music : past and present
Second edition
Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company, 1992, 3668 p.

Number of People : 119

More Details : (2 Sections)


 1992

Spencer, Jon Michael
The William Grant Still reader
An introduction to William Grant Still
Black Sacred Music 6:1-77 N2 1992

Number of People : 1


 1991

Spencer, Jon Michael
Lerma, Dominique-Rene de
The R. Nathaniel Dett reader : essays on black sacred music
Black Sacred Music V5 N2 1991
       bibliog biog cover port mus ports
       Whole issue of
       Note: includes index

Number of People : 1


 1991

Horne, Aaron
Lerma, Dominique-Rene de
String music of black composers
A bibliography
Compiled by Aaron Horne
Foreword by Dominique-Rene de Lerma
New York: Greenwood Press, 1991
      (Series: Music Reference Collection; 33)

Number of People : 207


 1991

Bierley, Paul E.
Rehrig, William H.
The heritage encyclopedia of band music : composers and their music
Edited by Paul E. Bierley
William H. Rehrig
Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1991

Number of People : 8,916


 1991

Spencer, Jon Michael
The R. Nathaniel Dett reader. Essays on black sacred music
Edited by Jon Michael Spencer
Duke University Press, 1991, 138 p.
Black Sacred Music: A Journal of Theomusicology, Volume 5, number 2 (Special issue)

Number of People : 1


 1991

Perry, Frank, Jr.
Afro-american vocal music
A select guide to fifteen composers
Berrien Springs, Michigan: Vande Vere Publishing Ltd., 1991, 133 p.

Number of People : 15


 1990

Lerma, Dominique-Rene de
Bibliography of the Music
The Concert Music of the Harlem Renaissance Composers, 1919-1935

p. 175-121 In:
Floyd, Samuel A. Jr.
Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance
A collection of essays
Edited by Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.
New York: Greenwood Press, 1990, 226 p.
      (Series: Contributions in Afro-American Studies; 128)

Number of People : 14


 1990

Spencer, Jon Michael
Introduction : O black and unknown bards
Black Sacred Music 4:13-15 N1 1990
       biog port

Number of People : 1


 1990

Turner, Patricia
Dictionary of Afro-American performers
78 rpm and cylinder recordings of opera, choral music, and song, c1900-1949
New York & London: Garland, 1990

Number of People : 62


 1990

Ryder, Georgia A.
Harlem Renaissance Ideals in the Music of Robert Nathaniel Dett

p. 55-70 In:
Floyd, Samuel A. Jr.
Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance
A collection of essays
Edited by Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.
New York: Greenwood Press, 1990, 226 p.
      (Series: Contributions in Afro-American Studies; 128)

Number of People : 1


 1989

Eareviews (LP Selected Piano Works by Robert Nathanial) (performed by Denver Oldham)
Ear 14:52 May 1989

Number of People : 1


 1989

The CD spread Dett piano works : Oldham.
High Fidelity 39:65 Jul 1989

Number of People : 1


 1988

Dett, R.N.
The development of Negro religious music
Journal of Black Sacred Music: 2:65-71 N1 1988
       biog port

Number of People : 1


 1987

Floyd, Samuel A. Jr.
Black music biography : an annotated bibliography
White Plains, New York: Kraus International Publications, 1987

Number of People : 87


 1986

Carter, Madison H.
An annotated catalog of composers of African ancestry
New York: Vantage Press, 1986

Number of People : 224


 1986

Sadie, Stanley
Hitchcock, H. Wiley
The new Grove dictionary of American music
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
New York, N.Y. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986. 4 v.

Number of People : 3,993


 1985

Roach, Hildred
Black American music. Past and present
Vol. I
Malabar, Florida: Robert E. Krieger, 1985

Number of People : 62


 1984

Brooks, Tilford
America's black musical heritage
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1984, 336 p.

Number of People : 53


 1984

Butterworth, Neil
A dictionary of American composers
New York: Garland, 1984

Number of People : 525


 1982

Spenger, Jon Michael
R. Nathaniel Dett's views on the preservation of black music.
The Black Perspective in Music. 10 (1982), S. 133-148.
       Mit Abb.

Number of People : 1


 1982

Spencer, Jon Michael
R. Nathaniel Dett's views on the preservation of black music
Black Perspective in Music: 10:132-48 N2 1982
       facs port
       Note: includes bibliography of literary works of Dett

Number of People : 1


 1982

Anderson, E. Ruth
Contemporary American composers
A biographical dictionary
Second edition
Compiled by E. Ruth Anderson
Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982, 578 p.

Number of People : 3,986


 1981

Willia, Stephen C.
Toomey, Kathleen M.
Musicians in Canada
A bio-bibliographical finding list
Edited by Kathleen M. Toomey & Stephen C. Williams
Ottawa: Canadian Association of Music Libraries, 1981, 185 p.

Number of People : 3,053


 1981

Southern, Eileen
Biographical dictionary of Afro-American and African musicians
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1981, 478 p.

Number of People : 1,184


 1981

White, Evelyn Davidson
Choral music by Afro-American composers
A selected, annotated bibliography
Compiled by Evelyn Davidson White
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981, 167 p.

Number of People : 84


 1981

Kallmann, Hellmuth
Potvin, Gilles
Winters, Kenneth
Encyclopedia of music in Canada
Edited by Hellmut Kallman, Gilles Potvin, Kenneth Winters
Toronto: University of Toronto, 1981, 1076 p.

Number of People : 2,193


 1981

Gleason, Harold
Early American music : music in America from 1620 to 1920
Bloomington, Indiana: Frangipani Press, 1981
      (Series: Music Literature Outlines: Series III)

Number of People : 129


 1980

Press, Jaques Cattell
ASCAP biographical dictionary of composers, authors and publishers
Fourth edition
Compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and publishers by Jaques Cattell Press
New York: R. R. Bowker, 1980, 589 p.

Number of People : 8,161


 1980 Source: 1

Sadie, Stanley
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
London: Macmillan, 1980

Number of People : 20,506


 1979

Robijns, Jozef
Zijlstra, Miep
Algemene muziek enciclopedie
hoofdred., J. Robijns en Miep Zijlstra
Haarlem: De Haan, [1979]-1984

Number of People : 16,262


 1978

Lovingood, Penman
Famous modern negro musicians
New York: Da Capo Press, 1978

Number of People : 20


 1978

McGinty, Doris Evans
[Review]
The Black Perspective in Music. 6 (1978), S. 91-92.

Number of People : 1


 1977

McBrier, Vivian Flagg
R. Nathaniel Dett : his life and works, 1882-1943.
Washington: Associated Publishers 1977. 152 S.
       Mit Ill.
      (Series: The Sigma Pi Phi Series)

Number of People : 1


 1977

Abdul, Raoul
Blacks in classical music : a personal history
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1977

Number of People : 58


 1976

Anderson, Ruth
Contemporary American composers
A biographical dictionary
1st ed.
Boston: G. K. Hall, 1976, 513 p.

Number of People : 3,758


 1975

Bohle, Bruce
International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians.
10th edition
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1975

Number of People : 93


 1975

Composers & lyricists

p. 271 In:
Moogk, Edward B.
Roll back the years; history of Canadian recorded sound and its legacy; genesis to 1930
Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1975, 443 p.

Number of People : 79


 1974

Claghorn, Charles Eugene
Biographical dictionary of American music
West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co., 1974, 491 p.

Number of People : 3,156


 1974

Rosner, Helmut
Bulling, Burchard
Frank, Paul
Noetzel, Florian
Kurzgefasstes Tonkunstler Lexikon
Fortfuhrt von Burchard Bulling, Florian Noetzel, Helmut Rosner
Wilhelmshaven: Heinrichshofen, 1974
       Note: Zweiter Teil: Erganzungen und Erweiterungen seit 1937

Number of People : 16,276


 1972

American Composers' Concerts and Festivals of American Music 1925-71; cumulative repertoire
Institute of American Music of the University of Rochester
Rochester, NY: 1972, 75 p.

Number of People : 97

More Details : (2 Sections)


 1971

Thomson, Virgil
Nabokov, Nicolas
American music since 1910
With an introduction by Nicolas Nabokov
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971, 204 p.
      (Series: Twentieth century composers; volume 1)

Number of People : 105


 1969

Waiter, Arnold
Aspects of Music in Canada.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1969

Number of People : 475


 1967

McBrier, Vivian Flagg
The life and works of Robert Nathaniel Dett.
Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.). 1967. dissertation.
Ann Arbor: University Microfilms 1968. 217 S.
      (Series: Studies in Music; 32)

Number of People : 1


 1966

ASCAP Biographical Dictionary.
3rd ed.
New York: Crowell, 1966

Number of People : 91


 1965

Zenei lexikon
Budapest: Zenemukiado Vallalat, 1965

Number of People : 4,351


 1960

Kallmann, H.A.
History of Music in Canada, 1534-1974.
Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1960

Number of People : 307


 1959

Westrup, Jack Allan
Harrison,
The New College Encyclopedia of Music.
London: Collins, 1959

Number of People : 12


 1958

Encyclopedie de la musique.
Vol. 3
Paris: Fasquelle, 1958-1961

Number of People : 37


 1958

Riemann, Hugo
Musiklexikon
12th edition
Mainz: B. Schott's Sohne, 1958

Number of People : 19


 1958

Baker, T.
Baker's Biographical Dictionary.
5th edition
New York: G. Schirmer, 1958

Number of People : 100


 1956

Thompson, Oscar
International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians.
7th edition
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1956

Number of People : 138


 1954

Lyons, James
Howard, John Tasker
Our American music : three hundred years of it
Third edition, revised and reset.
With supplementary chapters by James Lyons
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1954, 841 p.

Number of People : 649

More Details : (1 Section)


 1954

Pena, Joaquin
Angles, Higinio
Querol Gavalda, Miguel
Diccionario de la musica labor
Iniciado por Joaquin Pena
Continuado por Higinio Angles
Con la colaboracion de Miguel Querol y otros distinguidos musicologos espanoles y extranjeros
Barcelona: Editorial Labor, 1954, 2V, 2318P.

Number of People : 7,942


 1954

Grove, George / Sir
Grove's Dictionary.
5th edition
New York: St Martins's Press, 1954-1961

Number of People : 77


 1952

Scholes, Percy A.
Oxford Companion to Music.
9th edition
London: Oxford University Press, 1952

Number of People : 13


 1952

ASCAP Biographical Dictionary.
2nd ed.
New York: Crowell, 1952

Number of People : 26


 1951 Source: 3

Necrology section

p. 440-448 In:
Mize, J.T.H. / Dr.
The international who is who in music
Fifth (Mid-Century) Edition
Dr. J.T.H. Mize Editor-in-Chief
Chicago: Who is Who in Music, 1951, 576 p.

Number of People : 65


 1951

Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sundstrom, Einar
Sohlman's musiklexikon : nordiskt och allmant upplagsverk for tonkonst, musikliv och dans
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl Allan Moberg [och] Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, [1951-]

Number of People : 8,662


 1947

Encyclopedie Grolier.
Montreal: Societe Grolier, 1947

Number of People : 28


 1947

Reis, Claire Raphael
Composers in America : biographical sketches of contemporary composers with a record of their works
Revised and enlarged edition
New York: MacMillan, 1947, 399 p.

Number of People : 331


 1946 Source: 2

Hinrichsen, Max
Hill, Ralph
Hinrichsen's musical year book 1945-46
Edited by Ralph Hill and Max Hinrichsen
London: Hinrichsen Editions, 1946, 404 p.

Number of People : 83

More Details : (2 Sections)


 1946

McCoy, G.
Portraits of the World's Best-known Musicians
Philadelphia: Theo. Presser Co., 1946

Number of People : 76


 1941

Bio-bibliographical index of musicians in the United States of America since colonial times
Prepared by the District of Columbia Historical Records Survey Division of Community Service Programs Works project Administration
Washington, DC: 1941, 439 p.

Number of People : 10,576


 1941

Barone, J.
Who is who in music
1941 edition
Chicago: Lee Stern Press, 1941

Number of People : 3,908


 1941

Howard, John Tasker
Mendel, Arthur
Our contemporary composers : American music in the twentieth century
By John Tasker Howard with the assistance of Arthur Mendel
Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1941, 447 p.

Number of People : 287


 1940

Current Biography.
New York: H.W. Wilson, 1940

Number of People : 10


 1940

Baker, Theodore
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
Fourth edition revised and enlarged
New York: G. Schirmer, 1940

Number of People : 6,835


 1938

Pierre Key's Musical Yearbook.
New York: P. Key, 1938

Number of People : 5


 1938

Weir, Ed.
MacMillan Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians.
New York: MacMillan Co., 1938

Number of People : 123


 1938

Handy, William Christopher
Negro authors and composers of the United States
By W.C. Handy.
New York: Handy Brothers Music Co. Inc., 1938, 24 p.

Number of People : 89

More Details : (7 Sections)


 1938

Schmidl, Carlo
Dizionario universale dei musicisti : Supplemento
Milan: Sonzogno, 1938, 806 p.

Number of People : 9,140


 1936

Cuney-Hare, Maud
Negro musicians and their music
Washington, D. C.: Associated Publishers, Inc., 1936

Number of People : 150


 1936

Frank, Paul
Altmann, Wilhelm
Kurzgefasstes Tonkunstler Lexikon : fur Musiker und Freunde der Musik
Begrundet von Paul Frank
Neu bearbeitet und erganzt von Wilhelm Altmann
Regensburg: Gustave Bosse, 1936, 730 p.

Number of People : 17,230


 1935

Grove, George / Sir
Grove's American Supplement.
New York: MacMillan, 1935

Number of People : 63


 1931

Key, Pierre V.R.
Pierre Key's musical who's who
A biographical survey of contemporary musicians
Edited by Pierre V.R. Key; editor Musical Digest and ...
New York: Pierre Key, 1931, 498 p.

Number of People : 3,336

More Details : (1 Section)


 1929

Riemann, Hugo
Musiklexikon
11th edition
Berlin: Miltesse, 1929

Number of People : 20


 1929

Spaeth, Sigmund
Who is who in music
Chicago: Who is Who in Music, Inc., 1929

Number of People : 2,425


 1925

Hamilton, Clarence G.
Piano music : its composers and characteristics
By Clarence G. Hamilton, professor of music, Wellesley College
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, [1925]

Number of People : 131


 1924

Hull, Arthur Eaglefield
Dictionary of Modern Music and Musicians
London: J.M. Dent, 1924

Number of People : 37


 1924

Pratt, Waldo Selden
New Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians.
New York: MacMillan Co., 1924

Number of People : 43


 1921

Lambert, Alexander
The world's best music
New York: University Society, 1921

Number of People : 136


 1920

Boyd, Charles N.
Pratt, Waldo Selden
Grove's dictionary of music and musicians. American supplement ...
Edited by Waldo S. Pratt. Associate editor: Charles N. Boyd.
New York: 1920

Number of People : 1,335


 1918

Saerchinger, Cesar
International who's who in music and musical gazetteer
Edited by Cesar Saerchinger
New York: Current Literature Pub. Co., 1918, 841 p.

Number of People : 5,340


 1915

Mather, F.L.
Who's who of the colored race ... men and women of African descent
Vol. 1. 1915 ...
Edited by F.L. Mather.
Chicago: 1915

Number of People : 41


 undated

Simpson, A.K.
Follow me
The life and music of R. Nathaniel Dett

Number of People : 1


 undated

McBrier, Vivian Flagg
R. Nathaniel Dett : his life and works (1882-1943)

Number of People : 1


 undated

Spencer, Jon Michael
The writings of Robert Nathaniel Dett and William Grant Still on black music
  - Dissertation Abstracts International: A 43:1743a Dec 1982

Number of People : 1


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