Ragtime Solos and Duets-20 Scott Joplin Favourites for Flute


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Ragtime Solos and Duets-20 Scott Joplin Favourites for Flute

Ragtime Solos and Duets-20 Scott Joplin Favourites for Flute

Joplin Four Joplin Rags for Two Flutes and Piano

Composer-Scott Joplin


Enjoy playing Scott Joplin’s piano rags with a partner! This book has arrangements for two flutes, recorders, oboes, violins, mandolins, harmonicas, or any mix of these instruments, by Jerry Silverman. The music is made easier by changing to simpler keys suitable for most C-melody instruments. It also includes guitar chords, so you can easily play with a small group and experience the fun rhythms and harmonies of ragtime.


1. Original Rags
2. The entertainer
3. Peacherine Rag
4. The Chrysanthemum
5. Maple Leaf Rag
6. The Easy Winners
7. Elite Syncopations
8. Heliotrope Bouquet
9. Rag Time Dance
10. Swipesy
11. The Sycamore
12. The Strenuous Life
13. Sunflower Slow Drag (Joplin)
14. A Breeze From Alabama
15. Weeping Willow
16. Something Doing
17. The Favorite
18. Leola
19. Lily Queen
20. The Nonpareil

Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was an acclaimed American composer and pianist known as the “king of ragtime” during the early 20th century. His childhood was spent in northeastern Texas, although the exact details of his birth remain unknown. Joplin studied piano with local teachers in Texarkana before embarking on a musical journey that took him through the Midwest. He settled in Sedalia, Missouri, in 1895, where he studied music and hoped to establish himself as a concert pianist and classical composer.

Joplin’s fame began with the publication of his first songs, and he moved to St. Louis in 1900 to collaborate closely with music publisher John Stark. It was during this time that Joplin published his iconic “Maple Leaf Rag” and composed other well-known works like “The Entertainer.” He aimed to elevate ragtime as a form of classical music and not merely honky-tonk entertainment. Joplin’s achievements included an instruction book called “The School of Ragtime” and his three-act opera, “Treemonisha.”

Unfortunately, his opera faced challenges, and he experienced a decline in his mental health, ultimately being institutionalized in 1916. Joplin’s contributions to ragtime music endured and regained popularity in the 1970s, thanks to the successful film “The Sting” featuring his compositions. Scott Joplin’s significant impact on music continues to be celebrated today.


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