Nathaniel C. Davis was a cornetist, educator, bandleader, composer and later publisher at the N.C. Davis Music Company of Nashville, Tennessee.
During the 1910's he Taught at Nashville's Fisk university having instructed the notable trumpeter Doc Cheatham. He also taught with the Tennessee School for the Blind as well as serving as President and educator for the Traveling Conservatory of Music that he formed.
Besides leading and performing with his own N.C. Davis band, he was also known as Music Director and General Manager of the Lebanon Band and later served as music director with the Gantry Brothers Circus Band.
Davis' Trombone Family of compositions consists of 5 known pieces written for concert band between 1916 and 1921, of which Master Trombone (1919) was the fourth.
Other Nathaniel Davis works for Trombone and Piano:
- Oh Slip It Man (1916)
- Mr. Trombonology (1917)
- Miss Trombonism (1918)
- Master Trombone (1919)
- Trombone Français (1921)
Additional information on the preparation of these arrangements is available in the free download, Arranging the Works of N.C. Davis