The Ragtime Dance

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Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's1
Composition Year1899, rev.1906
Genre CategoriesRags; Dances; For piano; Scores featuring the piano; For 1 player; For 4 recorders (arr); Scores featuring the recorder (arr); For 4 players (arr); For oboe, clarinet, bassoon (arr); Scores featuring the oboe (arr); Scores featuring the clarinet (arr); Scores featuring the bassoon (arr); For 3 players (arr); For 2 clarinets, bass clarinet (arr); Scores featuring the bass clarinet (arr); For 2 clarinets, bassoon (arr)

The Ragtime Dance Lyrics: Instrumental. Though this piece was performed in Sedalia, Mo., in November 1899, it wasn’t published until 1902 due to the publisher’s doubts about its commercial. Within weeks of the Maple Leaf’s publication, Joplin completed The Ragtime Dance, a stage work for dancers and singing narrator. It is a folk-ballet of sorts, illustrating the type of dancing done in the Black 400 and Maple Leaf clubs. Stark announced its publication in September 1899, but then delayed issuing it. And do the “ragtime dance” Let me see you do the “clean up dance” Now you do the “Jennie Cooler dance” Turn the other way and do the “Slow drag” Now take your lady to the World’s fair And do the “ragtime dance” Now “rag” and “circle to your left” Be careful to do your best Take your time, stay in. Ragtime - A genre of musical composition for the piano, generally in duple meter and containing a highly syncopated treble lead over a rhythmically steady bass. A ragtime composition is usually composed three or four contrasting sections or strains, each one being 16 or 32 measures in length. Joshua Rifkin (born April 22, 1944 in New York) is an American conductor, keyboard player, and musicologist.He is best known by the general public for having played a central role in the ragtime revival in the 1970s with the three albums he recorded of Scott Joplin's works for Nonesuch Records.

  • 1Performances
    • 1.2Synthesized/MIDI
  • 2Sheet Music
    • 2.1Scores
    • 2.2Arrangements and Transcriptions

Performances

Naxos

Synthesized/MIDI

For 4 Recorders (Kemp)

Synthesized Performance
*#656119 - 3.44MB - 3:58 - 0.0/10 (-) - !N/!N/!N - 22× - MP3 - Dadvid

PerformersSynthesized MIDI
Publisher Info.David Kemp, 2019.
Copyright
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0[tag/del]
Misc. NotesTranscribed for Recorders - 1 Soprano 1 Alto 1 Tenor 1 Bass
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Sheet Music

Scores

Original version (1899)

The

Complete Score
*#440659 - 0.57MB, 11 pp. - 0.0/10 (-) - V/V/V- 352× - JamesBrigham

PDF scanned by Jeff Powell
JamesBrigham (2016/9/26)

Publisher. Info.St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902.
Copyright
Public Domain[tag/del]
Misc. NotesReasonably good scan with some very slight marks.
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Revised version (1906)

Complete Score
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Complete Score
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EditorFirst edition
Publisher. Info.St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1906. Plate 36-4.
Reprinted[1]
Mineola: Dover Publications, 1988.
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Scott Joplin Ragtime Dance

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 4 Recorders (Kemp)

Complete Score
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Complete Parts
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ArrangerDavid Edward Kemp
Publisher. Info.David Edward Kemp
Copyright
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0[tag/del/mrg]
Misc. NotesInstrumentation: 1 Soprano 1 Alto 1 Tenor 1 Bass
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For Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon (Goodman)

The Ragtime Dance Pdf

The ragtime dance ballet

Complete Score and Parts
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ArrangerRoe William Goodman (b. 1938)
Publisher. Info.Roe William Goodman
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The Ragtime Dance
For 2 Clarinets and Bass Clarinet (Goodman)

Complete Score and Parts
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ArrangerRoe William Goodman (b. 1938)
Publisher. Info.Roe William Goodman
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For 2 Clarinets and Bassoon (Goodman)

Complete Score and Parts
*#613096 - 0.92MB, 10 pp. - 0.0/10 (-) - !N/!N/!N- 70× - Roe.w.goodman

ArrangerRoe William Goodman (b. 1938)
Publisher. Info.Roe William Goodman
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General Information

The Ragtime Dance By Scott Joplin

Work TitleThe Ragtime Dance
Alternative. TitleA Stop-Time Two Step
ComposerJoplin, Scott
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.ISJ 36
KeyB-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.1899, rev.1906
First Publication.1902, 1906
Composer Time PeriodComp. PeriodEarly 20th century
Piece StyleEarly 20th century
Instrumentationpiano, narration
External LinksWikipedia article

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Originally published in 1902 for piano with narration (words, music and dance instructions all by Joplin). Although mentioned on page two the “complete directions for all the steps of the 'Ragtime Dance'” have not survived. This original edition sold poorly and four years later in 1906 a piano solo arrangement was created with its first strain taken from the second dance section of the 1902 song.