|Publisher:||Ditty Box Enterprises||Publication:||DBE 480|
Length: approx. 2¾ mins. Sounds best if the 2nd tenor plays the lower notes of chords only.
St. Louis Rag is one of two rags that celebrated the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis World's Fair), the other being Scott Joplin's The Cascades (1904). The piece itself is a mature Turpin composition and it seems that he no longer had the need of an arranger - perhaps because of his success with earlier works his fame had become sufficiently established that publishers accepted his offerings without further embellishments by third parties. In this adaptation for recorders, the treble voice especially will enjoy the calls on virtuosity and the tenors will have to play their "chordy bits very precisely to attain the composer's intention.
St. Louis Rag was published by Sol Bloom, New York & Chicago, USA.
A tempo of 86 crotchets/min. is suggested.
"St. Louis Rag (1903)" has been recorded by: :
|Elite Syncopators||American Sampler Rag||CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)|
|Max Morath||The Best of Scott Joplin and Other Rag Classics||CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)|
|Claude Bolling||Original Ragtime/Original Boogie Woogie/Original Piano Blues||CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)|
|Paragon Ragtime Orchestra||On The Boardwalk||CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)|
|Ralph Press||The Great American Ragtime Revival/with Sound Effects||CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)|
|Claude Bolling||Original Ragtime||CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)|
|Various Artists||1904 St. Louis World's Fair: Meet Me At The Fair|
|Various Artists||A Century of Ragtime 1897-1997|
|Various Artists||Gold Collection|
|St. Louis Ragtimers||The St. Louis Ragtimers: Volume 4|
|Black Swan Classic Jazz Band||Ragtime Revelry||CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)|
|James P. Johnson||The Best of Scott Joplin and Other Rag Classics||CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)|
|Scott Kirby||Bucktown in the 90's|
|Various Artists||Kings of Ragtime|
|Various Artists||Scott Joplin and the Age of Ragtime|
|Turpintyme Ragsters||Chicken Chowder|
|Sue Keller||Rag Time Sue|
|Various Artists||Ragtime 1900-1930|
|Evergreen Ragtime Trio||It's a Rouser|
|Miguel Pineda-Van Gelder||A Ragtime Feast: Forgotten Rags|
|Various Artists||Ragtime Hard To Find Classics|
|Various Artists||Ragtime: The World's Greatest Ragtime Album|
|Spare Parts||Now Tango|