Euphonic Sounds (1909)
Last updated: 17.09.18
Composer: S. Joplin Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Sextet D+S/A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 050
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Length: approx. 4½ mins.
Euphonic Sounds is very much a ragtime experimental work. On one hand this was the first rag in the true classic rondo form (ABACA) whilst on the other hand it retains syncopated ragtime elements. It is an immensely satisfying work and a real joy. Peter Gammond tells us that the renowned piano player James P. Johnson who recorded it in 1944 said, "Joplin was a great forerunner fifty years ahead of his time. Even today, who understands Euphonic Sounds? It's really modern".
Euphonic Sounds was published by the Seminary Music Co., New York, USA, and a piano roll was produced.
A tempo of 60 crotchets/min. is suggested

This recorder adaptation is respectfully dedicated to Rudolf [Heinz] Seidelmann, member of the Crazy Ceilidh Committee, Bremen, Germany.

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