"Solace" And Other Short Works For Piano

"Solace" And Other Short Works For Piano

Printed Music - 2001
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Dubbed by his publisher as the "King of Ragtime writers," Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was the most influential ragtime composer of all time, mainly because he wrote the first popular hit of that genre -- "Maple Leaf Rag" -- which sold a million copies of sheet music and gave Joplin enough royalties to make it possible for him to give up playing and do instead the things he loved the most: teaching and composing.
Joplin was much more than just a ragtime composer, as can be seen in this vibrant collection of short works for piano. In addition to the title piece, "Solace -- A Mexican Serenade," a syncopated tango that rose to international fame with its inclusion in the soundtrack of the 1972 movie The Sting , this compilation features 10 of Joplin's lively two-steps, marches, and waltzes: "Great Crush Collision," "Combination March," "Harmony Club Waltz," "Augustan Club Waltz," "March Majestic," "Bethena -- A Concert Waltz," "Rosebud -- Two-Step," "Binks' Waltz," "Antoinette -- March and Two-Step," and "Lily Queen -- A Ragtime Two-Step." Ranging in date of composition from 1896 to 1909, the pieces are reprinted here from original Joplin first editions, with reproductions of the original sheet-music covers.

Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., ©2001
ISBN: 9780486416816
Branch Call Number: 786.2 JOP 2001
Characteristics: 57 pages of music
Additional Contributors: Dover Publications, Inc


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