Robert Nathaniel Dett

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

Dett is another of the composers fortunate enough to receive more recognition, so he has a lot of entries: Wikipedia AfriClassical A website devoted to Dett Entries in the Library of Congress AfroVoices BlackPast and, of course, his scores available Read More …

José Silvestre White Lafitte

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

  Lafitte is another of those well-studied composers, as least as far as his biography is concerned. Here’s a roundup of resources: Wikipedia AfriClassical BlackPast Diesis&Bemolle (in Italian) Radio Habana Cuba (in Spanish) Foreign Musicians in Paris IMSLP Nothing on Read More …

Ludovic Lamothe

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

Lamothe is more widely studied than many Black composers, and so there are entries at: Wikipedia Africlassical in French at adrienberthaud.com a magazine article at Kreole, a brief biography and an analysis (in French) of his “Danza No. 3,” an article Read More …

Sheet Music

Where can you find sheet music? Fortunately, with the exception of certain compositions enumerated in Golan v. Holder, anything published before January 1st, 1923 is in the public domain in the United States. No more works will enter the public Read More …