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Ragtime Suite

By Ted Huggens

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Concert Band - Grade 4
Composed by Ted Huggens. The 20s/Ragtime/Charleston/Original Works: Light Music Repertoire/The Best Original Compositions for Concert Band. Molenaar Original Compositions. Recorded on Something Special with Ted and Michael (ML.311044720). Score only. Duration 9 minutes, 39 seconds. Molenaar Edition #011347080-S. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.011347080-S).

Item Number: ML.011347080-S

The ragtime is a medium quick syncopated dance which was extremely popular at the turn of the century. It was also one of the components of jazz music. In the seventies there was a real revival of ragtime music, largely due to the succes of the film 'The Sting' which used the ragtime music of Scott Joplin. This Ragtime Suite is based on two popular American songs. The middle part is not a ragtime, but a romantic intermezzo with some jazzy influences.

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