Three Negro Dances

Alternate Title

Composition Year

  • 1939 (orig. ca. 1933)



  • 3-4 min.


  • N/A

Premiere Performance

  • ca. July/August 1939 in performances by Glenn Bainum’s band (Chicago) and the U.S. Marine Band (Washington, DC).1

Published Editions


  • See Sewell, “From Interlochen’s Archives,” for a live recording of a concert given by the National Music Camp High School Band at Interlochen (Clarence Sawhill, conductor) on July 12, 1942.

Thematic Incipits

  • In Progress


  1. Brown, Rae Linda. The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2020.
  2. Sewell, Amanda. “From Interlochen’s Archives: Florence Price’s Music at Interlochen.” Interlochen (MI) Public Radio, July 27, 2022.


  1. The Chicago Sunday Times (July 16, 1939) reported that Bainum’s band that the piece would appear on “tomorrow night’s concert,” presumably July 17; the Pittsburgh Courier (August 12, 1939) reported that the U.S. Marine Band performed this arrangement “last Saturday,” presumably August 5.