The Entertainer
Last updated: 19.12.19
Composer: S. Joplin Suppliers:  
Editor: Christa Sokoll Quartet D/A/T/B
Publisher: Otto Heinrich Noetzel Verlag Publication: Noetzel N 3508
I first played The Entertainer with Heidi Suhrlie and The Vegesack Double Quartet way back in the early eighties. It was the theme of a well-known Redford film and quite popular. It was considered at that time to be quite daring to include such items such as The Entertainer in a programme of recorder music.
For a long this arrangement was my favourite only to be replaced by others as I became more of a Scott Joplin fanatic. Compared with the others it is relatively easier to play as the harmonic runs are not quite so long.
This version may be found in Scott Joplin Ragtimes.