The sparkling melodies and crisp rhythms of ragtime will keep toes tapping with Delmar Street Rag. Named for Scott Joplin’s residence in St. Louis, a classic slow tempo rag is followed by a double-time march in this unique tribute to that great American style.
Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
Level: 3.5 | Duration: 4:00
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
Timpani (3 drums)
Snare Drum & Bass Drum
Percussion [2 Players] (Hi-Hat, Woodblock, Cowbell, Siren Whistle, 2 Toms)
Delmar Street, in St. Louis, was, in the early 1900‘s, the home of the “King of Ragtime,” Scott Joplin. It was here that he wrote some of his best known compositions, including The Entertainer, Elite Syncopations, and Ragtime Dance. When I lived in St. Louis for several years I would frequently drive down Delmar Street and imagine Scott Joplin strolling down the boulevard, whistling his next ragtime hit.
Delmar Street Rag is a tribute to this great style of American music. The music begins with a classic slow tempo rag and then moves into a quick, double-time march-style rag. The wonderful melodic style and syncopations of ragtime are throughout both sections.