African/American Composers
In 19th Century America

Piano Solos

The sheet music for all of the works for piano listed on this page are available for download at the link below


African/American Composers
(Note - Music by the amazing "savant" pianist and composer Blind Tom and the African-Amaerican classical guitar composer and teacher Justin Holland are now on their own page.)

Francis Johnson

Blind Boone

A.J.R. Connor

Isaac Hazzard

Basil Bares

J.W. Postlewaite



Francis Johnson
Francis Johnson (1792-1844) was an important figure in the development of American music in the first half of the 19th century. Born a free Black in Philadelphia in 1792, he was one of the the first African-Americans to publish music in this country, and possibly the first American of any color to tour Europe as a musician, where he played for Queen Victoria of England.
He returned to America and was the first musician to introduce "promenade concerts" to Philadelphia audiences in the 1840s. As a
composer, he wrote more than 300 pieces, of which some many survive.

The Celebrated Victoria Galop
Citizens' Quadrilles
Phoenix Polka

A.J.R. Connor

Chestnut Street Promenade
Evergreen Polka
New York Polka Waltz
The Mallet or Stop Waltz
Valse 'A Cinq Temps
Seraphine Gallopade
The American Polka Quadrilles
Connor's third sett of polka quadrilles

Isaac Hazzard


The Terpichore
The Alarm Gun Quadrille
Davis Quickstep
Miss Lucy Neal Quadrille
Miercken Polka Waltz

J.W. Postlewaite


Galena Waltz
Annie - Polka Mazurka
St. Louis Greys Quick Step
Orange Schottishe
Red Petticoat Mazurka
Rock Island Waltz
The Veiled Prophets



Blind Boone



Spring Reverie




Basil Bares
La Creoloe Polka
Mamie Waltz
Regina Waltz


Downloading the piano solos of
19th Century African-American Composers

We have prepared each of the works listed on this page as PDF files which contain scans of the original sheet music. The scans are prepared for high quality printing on any standard printer. You can download the entire collection as a "zip" file. After your secure credit-card or Paypal payment is processed, you will be immdiately directed to the download link.

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