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Scott Jopin arr.Lawson
JOPLIN RAGTIME
Goodmusic Concert Pops Series GMCP017

Catalogue Number: GMCP017

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Orchestration
2 Flutes (2nd db.Piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba,
Timpani, Percussion (4 players: Snare drum, Cymbals, Tambourine, Triangle, Bass Drum, Whip, Whistle, Guiro, Mark Tree (or Wind Chimes), Glockenspiel, Xylophone)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Scott Joplin (1867–1917) was an American composer and pianist. He achieved fame for his unique ragtime compositions, and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime." During his brief career, Joplin wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.
Here then is the "Maple Leaf Rag" and his "Ragtime Dance" in a splendid orchestration by Peter Lawson. Although the original notation of "Maple Leaf Rag" shows it as a straight quaver feel in 2/4 time, Joplin himself played it in a swing style, so this orchestration is in 2/2 time with a triplet syncopated feel in an attempt to get it closer to the style he had in mind. The "Ragtime Dance", in contrast, is a straight "Stop Time Two Step".

Duration 7 minutes
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.

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