Ragtime Rag

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» MIDI Dill pickles, Ragtime

Standard 88-note Roll (live) recording, piano: ?

Piano Rolls:

Works in alphabetic order.

» MIDI The cascades, a rag (1904)
» MIDI The cascades, a rag (1904) *

88 notes or * Duo-Art (live) recording, piano: ?

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» MIDI The entertainer (?)

Duo-Art (live) recording, piano: Oakes & Williams

» MIDI Euphonic sound (1909)

88 notes roll recording, piano: Scott Joplin

» MIDI Gladiolus rag (1911)

88 notes roll recording, piano: ?

» MIDI Grace and beauty (1909)

88 notes roll recording, piano: Max Morath

» MIDI Magnetic rag (?) °
» MIDI Magnetic rag (1914) *
» MIDI Magnetic rag (1914)

88 notes or ° Ampico or * ? (live) recording, piano: Scott Joplin

» MIDI Maple leaf rag (?)

88 notes roll recording, piano: Scott Joplin

» MIDI Old miss rag (1916)

88 notes roll recording, piano: Scott Joplin

» MIDI Pineapple [Pine apple] rag (1908)

88 notes roll recording, piano: William Bolcomb

» MIDI Pineapple [Pine apple] rag (1908)

88 notes roll recording, piano: Oakes & Williams

» MIDI Silver swan rag (1914)

88 notes roll recording, piano: ?

» MIDI Something doing (1903)
» MIDI Something doing (1916) °
» MIDI Something doing (?) *

? or ° 88 notes or * Ampico (live) recording, piano: Scott Joplin

» MIDI Weeping willow (1903)
» MIDI Weeping willow (1911)
» MIDI Weeping willow (1916)

88 notes roll recording, piano: Scott Joplin

Medley:

» MIDI Medley: Pineapple rag & Easy winners (1908?)

Duo-Art (live) recording, piano: James Kelsey & William Flynt

» MIDI Medley: Fig leaf rag + Sensation

Ragtime

88 notes roll recording, piano: J. Lawrence Cook

» MIDI Medley: Entertainer, Joplins new rag
» MIDI Medley: Entertainer, Joplins new rag

88 notes roll recording, piano: J. Lawrence Cook

Real performance by Nausica Th. Classical:

» MIDI Original Rags

Tonality: G major. Published in 1899 by Carl Hoffman.

Arranged by Chas. N. Daniels.

» MIDI Maple Leaf Rag

Tonality: A flat major. Published in 1899 *

» MIDI Swipesy - Cakewalk

Co-Author: Arthur Marshall.

Tonality: B flat major. Published in 1900 *

» MIDI Peacherine Rag

Tonality: E flat major. Published in 1901 *

Used on the Audio Book The Sugarhouse by Donald O'Donovan, California, USA (© 2004)

» MIDI The Entertainer. A rag time two step

Tonality: C major. Published in 1902 *

Dedicated to James Brown and his Mandolin Club

» MIDI The Cascades - A Rag

Tonality: C major. Published on 1904 by John Stark and Son

» MIDI Rag-Time dance

Tonality: C major. Published in 1906 *

Rag

» MIDI Fig leaf rag, a high class rag (in B flat)

Tonality: C major. Published in 1908 by Stark Music

» MIDI Country Club (Ragtime Two Step)

Tonality: C major. Published on 1909 by Seminary Music Co.

Real performances by © Alessandro Simonetto
* Were published by Stark & Son in St. Louis (and/or N.Y.)

Piano Rolls:

Works in alphabetic order.

» MIDI Joe Lamb's old rag (1907)
» MIDI Patricia rag (1916)

88 notes (live) recording, piano: Joseph (Joe) Lamb

» MIDI The bee-hive rag (1959)

88 notes (live) recording, piano: ?

Piano Rolls:

Works in alphabetic order.

» MIDI Black bottom stomp (1919)

88 notes (live) recording, piano: Hi Babit

» MIDI Grandpas spells (1926)
» MIDI Jelly Roll blues (1924)
» MIDI London blues (1924)
» MIDI Mr. Jelly Lord (1923) °
» MIDI Mr. Jelly lord (1924)
» MIDI Perfect rag + Frog-i-more rag (?)

88 notes or ° ? Duo-Art (live) recording, piano: Jelly Roll Morton (?)

» MIDI King Porter stomp (1924)
» MIDI Milenberg joys (1925)

88 notes (live) recording, piano: J. Lawrence Cook

Piano Rolls:

Works in alphabetic order.

» MIDI Climax rag (1914) *
» MIDI New era rag (1919) *
» MIDI Hilarity rag (1910)

88 notes or Golden Age (live) recording, piano: James Scott

» MIDI Honeymoon rag (1916)

Rag

88 notes (live) recording, piano: Steve Williams

» MIDI Frog legs rag (1910)

88 notes (live) recording, piano: J. Lawrence Cook

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If you are looking for free high quality ragtime piano and ragtime orchestra music and scores you have come to the right place.

The Piano rolls page contains 212 authentic ragtime piano rolls converted to mp3-format without loss of sound quality. Although most of these recordings were sequenced by skilled arrangers - especially the ones recorded during the first 10 - 15 years of the ragtime era ca 1898 - 1918, some of the ones presented here were actually hand played by their respective composer - among them four with Scott Joplin playing his own compositions.

Unfortunately I haven't yet been able to find all the classical ragtime piano rolls that I wanted for the piano rolls page. The Virtual piano page attempts to fill this gap with 100 rags, 88 of which have been transcribed and sequenced by me and the remaining 12 by Raymond Robijns.

As per October 2019 I have decided to include syncopated ragtime waltzes written by ragtime composers in the collection. I have previously not considered them to be true ragtime pieces - but I've changed my mind.

Most ragtime pieces were originally written for piano but in many cases also arranged and published as so called stock arrangements for orchestras and brass bands.

Ragtime Rags

The Virtual Orchestra page contains such arrangements for orchestra. The collection includes 150 original ragtime era arrangements including all 15 rags contained in the famous Red Back Book, published by Stark Music Co.

The Virtual Brass page contains arrangements for brass bands. The collection includes 28 original ragtime era arrangements. Brass band arrangements are still by far outnumbered by orchestra arrangements on this web site but this will gradually change as I have a considerable backlog of brass band arrangements waiting to be processed.

The Early Jazz page contains examples from the music genre - jazz - that in just a few years superseded ragtime and started a new era of hot music. The most important year for jazz breakthrough was 1917 when the first jazz records by Original Dixieland Jazz Band were released. The collection includes 12 of their best known original recordings with the simultaneously released orchestra arrangements.

Ragtime Rag

All orchestral and brass band arrangements are presented as virtual recordings (see the About page for more information) and the complete score for all instrument parts.

Ragtime Maple Leaf Rag

YouTube contains many ragtime related videos. A selection of them are presented on the Live performances page.

On the Links page I have listed the ragtime related websites which have helped me the most building this site.

Finally, on the About page I give some background to the music on this site and how and why it was made.

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Ragnar Hellspong
Krusenberg, Sweden