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Robert Nathaniel Dett

Robert Nathaniel Dett (arr. Perna)

This work was originally subtitled "March and Two Step."

General Info

Year: 1902/2013
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters

Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As Dett was born on the edge of Niagara Falls, a composition to commemorate one of Niagara's prominent features is not unexpected. With this march it is easy to understand why John Philip Sousa is said to have admired Dett’s work. Originally written for piano, this march in sparkles from beginning to end with attractive melodic and harmonic material as well as a rollicking sense of rhythm.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, August 2014, p. 43

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