October 26, 2021
Theodore Presser Company Releases Sheet Music of Works by Black Composers Henry T. Burleigh and R. Nathaniel Dett In Partnership With Lara Downes’ “Rising Sun Music” Series

New editions edited by Ms. Downes include pieces by Burleigh and Dett featured on her new Migration Music EPs focused on music commemorating the Great Migration

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (October 26, 2021)—Classical music publisher, Theodore Presser Company, has released new editions of piano works by Black composers Henry T. Burleigh and R. Nathaniel Dett edited by pianist and curator Lara Downes, expanding the reach of her Rising Sun Music series to musicians, students, and teachers worldwide. The new editions of Burleigh’s From the Southland – Sketches for Piano and Dett’s Magnolia Suite for Piano are available from Presser.com, Sheet Music Plus, and all major sheet music retailers. Digital editions are available exclusively from Presser.com.


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