Sold Down the River (Lane, Eastwood)

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Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. New York: J. Fischer & Brother, 1928. Plate J.F. & B. 6035.
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General Information

Work Title Sold Down the River
Alternative. Title An American Ballet
Composer Lane, Eastwood
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEL 11
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 movements
  1. Preamble
  2. Uncle Tom and Degree
  3. Little Eva
  4. Topsy’s Dance
  5. Sand Shuffle
  6. Uncle Tom’s Dance
  7. Sold Down the River
  8. Dirge
  9. Little Eva Goes to Heaven
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1928
First Publication. 1928
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano

Misc. Comments

Grove Music classifies this as a "ballet suite", but it is not certain that it was ever used for a ballet.