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Dancing to a Black Man's Tune:
A Life of Scott Joplin
Susan Curtis
University of Missouri Press (2004)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Joplin Piano Rags
Joshua Rifkin, piano
Nonesuch 79159 (1990)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Joplin's Treemonisha
Original Cast Recording
Polygram 435709 (1992)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Joplin: Easy Winners
Itzhak Perlman & André Previn
EMI Classics 47170 (1990)

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott Joplin  (c. 1867-1917)

African American Composer & Pianist

Ragtime & Classical Music


 


Table of Contents

  1 Youth
  2 Midway Pianist
  3 Sedalia
  4 Maple Leaf Rag 
 
5 Weeping Willow
  6 Piano Rags  
  7 Death
  8 Treemonisha
  9 Review
 10 Overture
 11 The Entertainer
 12 Additional Recordings
 13 Resources
 14 Bibliography
 15 Works
 

Piano Rags
Roy Eaton, piano
Sony SBK 833 (1995)

1 Youth
The specifics of Scott Joplin's date and place of birth are not entirely clear, but it is now thought that he was born in East Texas about 1867.  An authoritative biography is Dancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin, written by Susan Curtis and published in 2004 by the University of Missouri Press.  Susan Curtis is Professor of History and American Studies at Purdue University.

His father was a former slave who worked as a laborer.  His mother was born free in Kentucky.  Both played musical instruments, and Scott and his five siblings were raised in a musical environment in which singing, fiddles and banjos were common. Africana Encyclopedia describes Scott's early musical training:

When the family moved to Texarkana, Arkansas, in the mid-1870s, the city environment benefited Joplin's musical development.  His mother worked as a domestic servant, and her white employers allowed her son to play their piano.  Joplin's father, who had come to Texarkana for the good wages of railroad work, bought his son a used piano as soon as he could afford one.

At the age of 11 the boy learned the basics of music theory from a local musician with classical training.  Joplin left home while still a teenager, and it is thought that he then supported himself as an itinerant pianist working at bars and brothels in such places as St. Louis, Memphis and Dallas.

2 Midway Pianist
Africana Encyclopedia recounts that in 1893 Joplin was in Chicago during an exposition which was comparable to a World's Fair:

In 1893 Joplin emerged as a well-practiced musician at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, where he probably played along the Midway Plaisance.  Although white management excluded African Americans from the official program of concerts, black pianists entertained fairgoers along the exposition's bustling periphery.

Joplin attended performances of well-known pianists at the event, where he also met his friend and partner Otis Saunders.  For the next two years they were part of a traveling quartet which performed pieces composed by Joplin.

3 Sedalia
Joplin and Saunders found a favorable environment for African American musicians in Sedalia, Missouri, where they took up residence in 1894.  They concluded that a market existed for sheet music of Joplin's compositions. Africana Encyclopedia continues:

In Sedalia, Joplin married Belle Jones, wrote pieces for the Queen City Band, took a course in music composition at the George R. Smith College for Negroes, and, most importantly, began to peddle his music.

4 Maple Leaf Rag
At first Joplin encountered rejections, and was unable to make any substantial sales, but then he sold  Maple Leaf Rag  to a white businessman, John Stark.  The piece was an instant success, and its first printing of 10,000 copies sold out quickly.  More than half a million copies were sold by 1909.  Stark and Joplin signed a contract and both moved to St. Louis, Missouri.  There Stark promoted his client vigorously, giving him the nickname King of Ragtime.  Subsequent hits included  Peacherine Rag  in 1901 and  The Entertainer  in 1902.  Joplin attempted to establish himself as a composer of larger-scale works, with a folk ballet called  The Ragtime Dance  in 1902 and a 1903 opera  A Guest of Honor,  but neither work was performed widely.

5 Weeping Willow
Susan Curtis writes on page 94 that Scott Joplin's Weeping Willow was published in 1903.  We read on Page 147 that it was among the songs of which Joplin cut piano rolls.  W", eeping Willow: A Ragtime Two-Step (2:51) has been recorded by clarinetist Marcus Eley and pianist Lucerne DeSa in an arrangement by Eley on the CD But Not Forgotten: Music by African-American Composers for Clarinet & Piano; Sono Luminus DSL-92156 (2012).  Marcus Eley writes in the liner notes:

The title, "Weeping Willow", gives one the impression of a swaying weeping willow tree in a calm breeze.  In this arrangement, the clarinet and piano alternate equally between the playful syncopated melodies.  Throughout this "Rag" the tempo is not hurried as Joplin instructs NOT FAST.  The stately opening melody is majetic but no pompous.  One can feel the inner pulse of each section.  Like two well-suited partners, the clarinet and piano are mindful of each step through the dance.

6 Piano Rags
Some of Joplin's most famous ragtime pieces are performed by pianist Roy Eaton on the CD  Piano Rags,  Sony SBK 62 833
(1995).  Eaton writes in the liner notes:

Joy - no other word better describes the feeling that the music of Scott Joplin evokes from the listener and the performer.  This joy, however, is tinged with irony, for these pieces were composed by a man whose life was in many respects one of frustration and tragedy.  An African American who sought both legitimacy and recognition for ragtime as an art form, Joplin was doubly cursed by his dream.  As a black, he lived at a time when the legal system not only left so many people of color without civil liberty, but denigrated every aspect of their culture, too.
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Joplin became a fixture in the ragtime craze with the publication of his  Maple Leaf Rag  in 1899, and his name became synonymous with ragtime.  Still, he dreamed of the legitimization of his music as an art form, and even went so far as to compose three operas, the best known of which, Treemonisha,  was ignored in his own lifetime. When Joplin died in 1917 from an advanced case of syphilis, both he and his ragtime had been forgotten in favor of another new rage, jazz.  It would not be for another half-century, when Joplin's  The Entertainer  was used as the theme music for the film  The Sting,  that Joplin's extraordinary contribution to American musical life was finally acknowledged.

7 Death
New inventions such as phonographs and player pianos caused the market for sheet music to decline markedly by 1906.  Personal tragedies also struck. Joplin's first child died when only a few months old, and his wife Belle Joplin also died a short time later.  Joplin soon moved to New York City, where he published a study guide for ragtime pianists, School of Ragtime,   in 1908. In the following year he produced  Wall Street Rag  and Paragon Rag.    Africana Encyclopedia relates the final tragedy in Joplin's life:

In 1916 Joplin began to exhibit advanced signs of syphilis, and in 1917 he died in a psychiatric ward, diagnosed with dementia.

Upon his death on April 1, 1917, Joplin was survived by his second wife, Lottie Stokes Joplin.  His creative output was large and noteworthy, but it was neglected for decades.

8 Treemonisha
In 1911 Joplin published the opera Treemonisha. The work was said to contain some of his best music. One theater agreed to produce it, but later reneged. Treemonisha was first staged in a concert performance in Atlanta, Georgia by the Afro-American Music Workshop of Morehouse College and the Atlanta Symphony under Robert Shaw, conductor. Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma recalls:

The Atlanta production ran for two consecutive nights to full (and mixed) houses in late January 1972. This was the original version via T.J. Anderson.

The choreographer and stage director was the famed African American dancer Katherine Dunham. Uzee Brown, Jr. made his operatic debut in the role of Parson Alltalk.

9 Review
On January 30, 1972 The New York Times published a review by Harold C. Schonberg:

In writing “Treemonisha” - the libretto was his own – Joplin clearly intended to author a social as well as musical document. He set up the forces of ignorance and superstition against liberalism and education represented by a young lady named Treemonisha.” “Morehouse College, aided by a Rockefeller grant, gave “Treemonisha” an ambitious performance. Thomas J. Anderson, a visiting professor at the college, orchestrated the opera in a style that follows the one example of Joplin's orchestration that has come down to us.

The opera concludes with “A Real Slow Drag.” Schonberg writes:

This slow drag is amazing. Harmonically enchanting, full of the tensions of an entire race, rhythmically catching, it refuses to leave the mind. Talk about soul music!

The opera's professional premiere is generally considered to have been the 1975 production of the Houston Grand Opera, for which Gunther Schuller produced the orchestration. The music can be heard on an original cast recording, Polygram 435709 (1992).

10 Overture
The  Treemonisha Overture  (9:37) has been recorded by the Italian pianist Marco Fumo on Dynamic CDS 351 (2000).  The CD includes works for piano by four other composers, including Duke Ellington, James Price Johnson and William Grant Still.  The author of the liner notes is Marcello Piras, a Black Music specialist:

The first piece is the  Overture from the opera Treemonisha,  which Scott Joplin completed in 1911. The composers's orchestration has been lost: the one used nowadays was written with fond commitment by Gunther Schuller.  Joplin published the score for piano and voice at his own expense, where the  Overture  and the  Prelude to Act III  appear as perfectly idiomatic piano pieces. Following the traditional rules of operatic writing, in the  Overture  Joplin patches together the main themes of  Treemonisha; each of them has a symbolic meaning and/or is associated with a character, an environment or an episode.  Those who ignore the opera libretto can therefore miss out on the hidden meaning of the Overture: it foreshadows the fight between good and evil, between the light of reason and the darkness of superstition, which is at the core of the opera.  It was a question that obsessed Joplin in the last years of his life.

11 The Entertainer
The revival of interest in the life and music of Scott Joplin began with a book by Rudi Blesh and Harriet Janis,  They All Played Ragtime: The True Story of an American Music.  It was published in 1950 by Alfred Knopf. It has since been revised twice and issued in paperback.  Another milestone came in 1970 with the release of recordings of the composer's piano rags by the renowned pianist Joshua Rifkin.  What made Joplin's ragtime music the rage again was the 1973 movie  The Sting.  The use of  The Entertainer in the film score made the tune a hit on the pop music charts. Even  Treemonisha  won belated recognition, with three productions in the 1970s.  In 1976 the Pulitzer Board announced:

A special award is bestowed posthumously on Scott Joplin, in this Bicentennial Year, for his contributions to American music.

12 Additional Recordings
Hundreds of additional recordings have made the music of Scott Joplin available on CD.  The sound track of the film  The Sting  includes arrangements and compositions of Marvin Hamlisch on MCA 11836 (1998). Pianist Alexander Peskanov has recorded a disc entitled  Scott Joplin Piano Rags,  Naxos 8.559114.  On  Jean-Pierre Rampal Plays Joplin,  Rampal and four accompanists interpret Joplin rags on flute, piccolo, whistle, harpsichord, drums and other instruments.  The CD is CBS Masterworks 37818 (1990).

13 Resources

Mfiles.co.uk  www.mfiles.co.uk/composers/scott-joplin.htm (MIDI) - Brief illustrated biography with links to downloadable sheet music and sound files.

ScottJoplin.org  www.scottjoplin.org/biography.htm - Article by Edward Berlin for The Scott Joplin International Ragtime foundation.

The Rag-Time Collection http://www.kunstderfuge.com/ragtime.htm - The Kunst Der
Fuge / OnClassical Historical Piano Rolls Collection. 

Trachtman.org
  http://www.trachtman.org/ragtime/index.htm  (MIDI) - Ragtime Piano MIDI files by Warren Trachtman.

Wikipedia.org  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Joplin - Biography and extensive list of musical works.  Excerpt: "In mid-January 1917 Joplin was hospitalized at Manhattan State Hospital in New York City, and friends recounted that he would have bursts of lucidity in which he would jot down lines of music hurriedly before relapsing."

14 Bibliography
Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma
         
The arrival of ragtime and Scott Joplin came on the wake of Antonín Dvořák's visit and his stimulus to develop an American musical language by looking at the spiritual, and the agony of American cultural inferiority complex.  It was during his life that Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's visit and the birth of Black musical theater in New York.  The United States saw two world's fairs during this time, one to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus' voyage (as well as an assurance that Chicago was rising after the 1871 fire) and one of the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. While the blues and minstrel shows already existed, Anglo-Americans were witnessing the global impact of a new music in ragtime as one element toward the liberation of Black musical creativity.  Quite apart from Joplin's value as an original force in music, his life reflected on all of these contemporary phenomena, thus adding to the importance of bibliographic reference. 

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"A plea for ragtime" in Ragtime review, v1 (1915/XI) p4.

"A ragtime pioneer" in Ragtime review, v1 (1915/IX) p8.

"Americans in the rough" in Outlook, v81 (1905/XII/23), p956-957.

"And this man is right" in Christensen's ragtime review, v1 (1915/IV) p3.

"Another defender of ragtime" in Christensen's review, v1 (1915/IV) p3.

"Did you know ragtime music was born in Sedalia?" in Sedalia Democrat (1947/VI/29).

"Dr. Damrosch hits ragtime"  in Musical America, v18 (1913/VII/26) p7.

"Ducasse uses ragtime in new tone poem" in Musical America, v37 (1923/III/10), p15.

"Dvorak on Negro melodies" in Musical record (1894/VII) p9.

"Flays rag-time not reflecting Americanism" in Musical America, v28 (1918/VII/20) p22.

"Idealized ragtime" in Musical America, v18 (1913/VIII/9) p20.

"Missouri was the birthplace of ragtime" in St. Louis post-dispatch (1961/I/18).

"Negro melodies vs. coon songs" in Etude, v23 (1905/III) p103.

"Popular music, a curse or a blessing" in Current literature, v53 1912/IX) p335.

"Ragging and jazzing" in Metronome 1919/XI-XII) p34.

"Ragtime as a source of national music" in Musical America ,v17 (1913/II/15) p37.

"Ragtime begins" in Record changer, v8 (1948/III) p8.

"Ragtime causing mental ailments" in Musical America, v18 (1918/VII/15) p28.

"Ragtime has vitality" in Ragtime review, v1 (1916/II) p8.

"Ragtime" in Outlook, v104 (1913/V/24) p137.

"Ragtime" in Ragtime review, v2 (1916/V) p4.

"Scott Joplin is dead" in Ragtime review, v3 (1917/VII) p13.

"The Louisiana Purchase Exposition" in Voice of the Negro, v1 (1904/VIII) p342.

"The origin of ragtime: B Harney and Haynes" in Billboard (1910/IX/3).

"The St.  Louis fair" in Outlook, v73 (1903/IV/25) p952-915.

"What rags will live forever?" in Ragtime review, v1 (1915/X) p6.

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[Contents of Treemonisha with 13 midi-sequenced playbacks, synopsis, and significant links] Wysiwyg://8/http://www.geocities.c…bonStreet/Bayou/2314/treehom.html

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“6th Biennial Symposium and Festival Institute of Education, University of London.” http://homestead.com/files/2000concertprogrammenotes/Cima2.html.  15p.  (2000). Consulted 2003/IV/23. 

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“An old ragtime piano man goes to the opera” in Ebony, v27 (1972/IV) p84-91.

“Composer of ragtime now writing opera” in New York age (1908/III/5) p34.

“Joplin Trust countersues” in Billboard, v87 (1975/V/10) p50.

“Joplin wins Pulitzer Prize that ducked Duke in 1965” in Jet, v50 (1976/V/20) p53.

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15 Works
Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma

The CD recordings by Joplin, listed below, were originally issued on piano rolls. For a list of these, see They all played ragtime, by Rudi Blesh and Harriet Janis (New York: Oak Publications, 1971, 4th ed., p326-327).  Disc recordings are cited by title in Recorded ragtime, 1897-1958, by David Jasen (Hamden: Archon Books, 1973).  Not included here are videos available on the internet. The publication of Joplin's music is limited to first editions, some reprints, and a minimum of arrangements (these essentially by T. J. Anderson, and by Gunther Schuller).

 

COLLECTED WORKS (selected)

Complete piano rags, ed. by David A. Jasen.  Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1988 (25807-6).  xiv, 185p.

The collected works of Scott Joplin, ed. by Vera Brodsky Lawrence.  New York: New York Public Library, 1971.  2 vols.  (Americana collection of music, series 1)  LC 78-164967.  ISBN 0-87194-231-2.  Library: CBMR (Lerma), Fisk; Library of Congress (78-164697). 2nd ed.  New York: New York Public Library, 1981.  2 vols: 40, 315p.; 44, 329p.

The complete works, ed. by Vera Brodsky Lawrence. 2d. ed.  New York: New York Public Library, 1981.  2 vols: 40, 315p.; 44, 329p.

Mineola NY: Dover, 2012. Ragtime jubilee; 42  piano gems, 1911-21, ed. by Trebor Jay Tichenor.   

Joplin, Scott.  Complete rags for piano. New York: G. Schirmer, (Schirmer's library of musical classics, vol. 2020).

 

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Contents of the following have not been verified:

CD: Bascol BSCD-4/4 (1992, Scott Joplin: His complete piano works).  Richard Zimmerman, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-110 (Scott Joplin, king of ragtime writers).  Steve Williams, piano [pseud. of Ernest L. Stevens, personal pianist for Thomas Edison].

CD: Centaur Records 2408 (1995, Scott Joplin on guitar, vol. 3).  performer not identified.

CD: Classical Heritage 1715 (1996, Complete music of Scott Joplin).  John Arpin, piano.

CD: Classical Heritage 1718 (1996, The complete piano music of Scott Joplin, vol. 3).  John Arpin, piano.

CD: Danacord 474 (2001, Ragtime).  Performer not identified.

CD: Gazell Productions 6002 (1994, The genius of Scott Joplin).  Ann Charters, Carolyn Lewis, performers.

CD: Golden Classics/Madacy  3361 (2004, Best of Scott Joplin).  Performer not identified.

CD: Laserlight 15945 (1993, The complete works of Scott Joplin, vols. 1-5).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Madacy Distribution/Madacy Entertainment 53829 (2008, Ragtime; The music of Scott Joplin).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Madacy Entertainment 53830 (Ragtime; The music of Scott Joplin, collector's edition).  Performer not identified.

CD: Musical Heritage Society 522771H (1991, Complete rags for piano).  William Albright, piano. 

CD: MusicMasters 01612-67102-2 (Marches, waltzes, and rags).  William Albright, piano. 

CD: Musicmasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin).  William Albright, piano.

CD: Nimbus 2546/8 (2010, Scott Joplin: Complete rags, marches & waltzes).  Performer not identified.

CD: Omega Music Poland OCD-3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds; The Scott Joplin album).  William Bolcom, piano.

CD: Primo Records PRMCD 6061 (2008, Scott Joplin: The all-time ragtimer).  Performer not identified.

CD: Quantum 122279.  Versailles Guitar Quartet. 

CD: Solo Art 4849 (2002, Complete piano works of Scott Joplin).  Pianist not identified.

CD: Vanguard VMD 310 (1987, The world of Scott Joplin).  Max Morath, piano. 

CD: Viridiana Productions LLC/VRD 1216_10695 (2000, The complete rags of Scott Joplin, vol. 1).  Richard Kirby, piano.

 

A blizzard (1901).  Not extant.  Reference in Indianapolis freeman (1901/XI/16).

A breeze from Alabama, for piano (1902).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902.  Library: Library of Congress. Duration: 4:13.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano.       

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD 101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Centaur 2378 (Collected piano works, vol. 1).  Richard Glazier, piano (1997). 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

A guest of honor; a ragtime opera (1903). Text: Scott Joplin.  Not extant [copyrighted but without deposited copy].  Contents include The duke’s parade and Patriotic parade.  Reference in Indianapolis freeman (1903/IX/12).

East St. Louis, Crawford's Theatre, 1903/VIII/30 (reading to attract backers?) [advertised for performance on IX/2; performance in Sedalia projected; the guest in question might have been Booker T. Washington, the first Black dinner guest at the White House, 1901/X/16]. Scott Hayden; Latisha Howell; Will Joplin; Arthur Marshall; Scott Joplin Drama Company.

A picture of her face; Waltz song, for medium voice & piano (1895).  Syracuse: Leiter Brothers, 1895.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Antoinette; March and two-step, for piano (1906).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1906.  5p.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Augustan Club waltzes, for piano (1901).   St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1901.  5p.

King, Ontario: The Ragtime Society, 197?, 1901.  5p.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).     

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Centaur 2378.  Richard Glazier, piano. 

Bethena, a concert waltz, for piano (1905).  St. Louis: T. Bahnsen Piano Manufacturing Co., 1905.  Duration: 4:19.  Projected, but dropped, for Tintypes (1980 musical).     

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).           

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).     Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Naxos 559114 (c2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano.         

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988/X, Euphonic sounds).  William Bolcom, piano.    

CD: Premier PRCD 1028 (1993, American piano, vol. 4, Rhythmic moments). Joseph Smith, piano. 

LP: Young Sound YS-62246-23133 (1985, Rags, jazz, blues and dances). John Young, piano.  Library: CBMR.

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

Bink's waltz, for piano (1905).  St. Louis: T. Bahnsen Piano Manufacturing Co., 1905.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Cleopha, two-step, for piano (1902).  St. Louis: S. Simon, 1902.  Duration: 3:35.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987). Scott Joplin, piano (1916/IV). 

CD: Centaur 2378.  Richard Glazier, piano. 

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

Combination march, for piano (1896).   Temple TX: Robert Smith, 1896.  Duration: 3:32.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).           

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Centaur 2378.  Richard Glazier, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano.         

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

Concerto, piano (1916 [?]).  Unfinished manuscript.  Not extant.

Confidence rag, for piano.  Unfinished manuscript.

----- for medium voice & piano.  Unfinished manuscript.

Country club, for piano (1909).  New York: Seminary Music, 1909.  6p.  Duration: 4:17.  Library: Schomburg, Spingarn.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Centaur 2378 (Collected piano works, vol. 1). Richard Glazier, piano (1997). 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds). Wlliam Bolcom, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

Elite syncopations, for piano (1902).   St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902.  4p.  (#6-4).  Duration: 3:50.  Library: Library of Congress. Used in Tintypes (1980 musical). 

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

AC:  RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Archive Productions CD-1601.  David A. Jasen, piano. 

CD: ASV 2120 (1998).  P. Dyson, piano. 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Centaur 2378 (1997, Collected piano works, vol. 1).  Richard Glazier, piano.

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1998, Euphonic sounds). William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano.         

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

Eugenia, for piano (1906).  Chicago: Will Rossiter, 1905.  Duration: 3:25. Projected for use, but dropped from Tintypes (1980 musical). 

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds).  William Bolcom, piano. 

Euphonic sounds; A syncopated novelty, for piano (1909).  New York: Seminary Music Co., 1909.  5p.  Library: Spingarn.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Delmark DE-718 (1998; Euphonic sounds; Nineteen rag-time piano performances). Reginald R. Robinson, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano. 

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by an anonymous figure, ed. by Gunther Schuller.  New York: Belwin Mills, 1974 (#DO 24; The red back book), ed. by Gunther Schuller.  12p.  Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-760350).

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

Felicity rag, for piano (1903[?]), by Scott Joplin and Scott Hayden.  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1911.  Duration: 3:35.         

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

LP: MusicMasters 20002 (1981, Ragtime back to back).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: Musical Heritage Society MHS 4022 (1979).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: University of Michigan 0004 (1976).  William Bolcom, piano. 

Fig leaf rag, for piano (by 1907).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1907.  New York: Stark Music Co., 1908.  Duration: 5:01.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Courier Dover, 2011. Ragtime gems; Original sheet music for 25 ragtime classics, ed. by David A. Jasen.

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library of Congress.       

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano.

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds).  William Bolcom, piano.

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

For the sake of us all, Ragtime song, for medium voice & piano (1915[?]).  Unfinished manuscript.

Gladiolus rag, for piano (1907). New York: Joseph W. Stern, 1907.  Duration: 4:53.

CD: Ambassador 1008 (1990, NovaRags). John Novacek, piano. 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987). Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds).  William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

Good-bye, old gal, good-by, for medium voice & piano, by Mac Darden, arr. by Scott Joplin (1906).  Text: H. Carroll Taylor.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Harmony Club waltz, for piano (1896).  Temple TX: Robert Smith, 1896. Duration: 3:00.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).     

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano.  (1916/IV).  

CD: Centaur 2378.  Richard Glazier, piano. 

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

Heliotrope bouquet; a slow drag two-step, for piano (1907) by Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin.  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1907.  5p.  (#121)  Used in The ragtime years (1978 musical).  Library: Spingarn.         

King, Ontario: The Ragtime Society, 1972?, 1907.  4p.  

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library f Congress.       

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Delmark DE-718 (1998; Euphonic sounds; Nineteen rag-time piano performances). Reginald R. Robinson, piano. 

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano. 

If, opera (unfinished, lost).

I'm thinking of my pickaninny days, for medium voice & piano (1901).  St. Louis: Thiebes-Stierlin, 1902. Text: Henry Jackson.

King, Ontario: The Ragtime Society, 1972[?], 1900.   5p.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library of Congress.       

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Kismet rag, by Scott Joplin and Scott Hayden, for piano (1903[?]).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1913.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Leola, two-step, for piano 1905).  St. Louis: American Music Syndicate, 1905.  4p.  Duration: 3:15.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916/IV). 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano (1916/IV). 

Lily queen, for piano,  by Scott Joplin and Arthur Marshall, for piano (1907).  New York: W. W. Stuart, 1907. Duration: 5:02.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).     

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano. 

LP: MusicMasters 20002 (1981, Ragtime back to back).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: Musical Heritage Society MHS 4022 (1979).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: University of Michigan 0004 (1976).  William Bolcom, piano. 

Little Black baby, for medium voice & piano (1903).  Chicago: Success Music Co., 1903.  Text: Louise Armstrong Bristol.  Library: Library of Congress.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Lovin' babe, for medium voice & piano, by Al R. Turner, arr. by Scott Joplin (1911).  New York: Robin Press, 1911.  6p.  Library: Library of Congress.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by an anonymous figure, ed. by Gunther Schuller.  New York: Belwin Mills, 1974 (#DO 24; The red back book), ed. by Gunther Schuller.  12p.  Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-760350).

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

Magnetic rag, for piano (1914). New York: Scott Joplin Music Co., 1914.  Duration: 4:01.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916/IV). 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds).  William Bolcom, piano. 

----- for medium voice & piano.  Unfinished manuscript.

Maple Leaf rag, for piano (1899).  Sedalia MO: John Stark & Son, 1899.  5p.  (#1-3). Library: Library of Congress (1898 [sic] and 1904 imprints), Spingarn.  Duration: 3:07. Used in An evening with Max Morath at the turn of the century (1969 musical). Library: Library of Congress (1898 [sic] and 1904 imprints), Spingarn.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1986.  122p.  (25248-5; Ragtime gems, ed. by David A. Jasen).

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library of Congress.

AC: Biograph BRC-1013.  Scott Joplin, piano. 

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Archive Productions CD-1601.  David A. Jasen, piano. 

CD: ASV 2120 (1998).  P. Dyson, piano.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916). 

CD: Biograph BCD-103 (1987). Scott Joplin, piano (1916). 

CD: Biograph C28-847.  Scott Joplin, piano (1916). 

CD: Centaur 2378 (Collected piano works, vol. 1).  Richard Glazier, piano (1997). 

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (Euphonic sounds; 1988/X). William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1). Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Scott Joplin, piano (1916).  Biograph BCD-102 (1987).

CD: Telarc 80112. William Tritt, piano. 

LP: 2-Biograph 1013/4Q.  Scott Joplin, piano (1916).    

LP: Biograph BLP-1006Q. Scott Joplin, piano (1916).     

LP: Columbia C2S-847 (1979).  Eubie Blake, piano. 

LP: Columbia P6-11891, 1973, 1938.  Jelly Roll Morton, piano. 

LP: Murray Hill 927942. Scott Joplin, piano (1916).  

LP: Young Sound YS-62246-23133 (Rags, jazz, blues and dances; 1985).  John Young, piano. 

LP: Columbia P6-11891 (1973, 1938). Scott Joplin, piano (1916). 

----- for band, arr. by Arthur Frankenpohl.  Delaware Water Gap: Shawnee Music Press, 1974 (#KC 747).  12p.  Duration: 3:00.

----- for guitar.

CD: Centaur 2163.  Giovanni de Chiaro, guitar.

----- for medium voice & piano (1904).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1904.  Text: Sydney Brown.

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by an anonymous figure, ed. by Gunther Schuller.  New York: Belwin Mills, 1974 (#DO 24; The red back book), ed. by Gunther Schuller.  12p.  Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-760350).

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

March majestic; 6/8 march, for piano (1902).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902 (#34-3).  4p.  Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Centaur 2378. Richard Glazier, piano. 

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by an anonymous figure, ed. by Gunther Schuller.  New York: Belwin Mills, 1974 (#DO 24; The red back book), ed. by Gunther Schuller.  12p.  Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-760350).

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

Morning glories, for voice & piano (1915).  Unfinished.  Seen by Rudi Blesh in 1950.  Referenec in Indianapolis freeman (1915/X/18).

Non pareil, None to equal,  for piano  (1907).  New York: Stark Music and Printing Co; 1907 (plate 45-4).

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.  Dedication: Miss Mildred Ponder.

Mineola NY: Dover, 1998.  Complete piano rags.

---- for guitar.

CD: Centaur (1999).  Giovanni de Chiaro, guitar.

Original rags, for piano (1899). Kansas City: Charles Hoffman, 1899.  5p.  New York: Jerome H. Remick, 1899.  Library: Spingarn.  "Picked by Scott Joplin, arr. by Charles N. Daniel."  Duration: 4:33.  Duration: 4:33.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Centaur 2378 (Collected piano works, vol. 1).  Richard Glazier, piano (1997). 

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds).  William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano.         

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

Palm leaf rag, a slow drag, for piano (1903).  New York: Vandersloot, 1903.  3p.  Library: Library of Congress. Chicago: Victor Kremer Co., 1903.  3p.

King, Ontario: The Ragtime Society, 1972[?], 1903.  3p.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library of Congress.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

Paragon rag, syncopated novelty, for piano (1909).  New York: Seminary Music Co., 1909.  7p.  Library: Spingarn.  Duration: 3:22.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Alexander Peskanov, piano.  Naxos 559114 (c2004).

CD: Ambassador 1008 (NovaRags).  John Novacek, piano (1990).       

CD: ASV 2120.  P. Dyson, piano (1998). 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987). Scott Joplin, piano (1916/IV). 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano (1916/IV). 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Jmes Levine, piano. 

---- for guitar & piano.

CD: Ambassador 1008.  S. Novacek, guitar; John Novacek, piano.

Peacherine rag, for piano (1901).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1901.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

AC: RCA Victor 60842. Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Archive Productions CD-1601. David A. Jasen, piano.        

CD: ASV 2120. P. Dyson, piano (1998). 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Centaur 2378 (1997, Collected piano works, vol. 1). Richard Glazier, piano

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1). Scott Joplin, piano. 

Piano rollin' rag.  Used in  An evening with Max Morath at the turn of the century (1969 musical).

Pine apple rag, for piano (1908). New York: Seminary Music Co., 1908.  Duration: 2:39. Library: Spingarn.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano. 

---- for high voice, SATB & piano, arr. by T. J. Anderson.    

LP: Smithsonian Collection N 001 P-12974 (1975).  David Hudson, tenor; Morgan State University Chorus; Annette Houston, piano; Nathan Carter, conductor. 

----- for medium voice & piano.  Text: Joe Snyder (1910).  

LP: Nonesuch H-71330 (1976).  Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; William Bolcom, piano. 

Pleasant moments; Ragtime waltz, for piano (1909). New York: Seminary Music Co., 1909.  6p.  Library: Spingarn. Duration: 3:49.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

New York: Dover,  1973 (Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected by Rudi Blesh).

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection). Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004). Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by an anonymous figure, ed. by Gunther Schuller.  New York: Belwin Mills, 1974 (#DO 24; The red back book), ed. by Gunther Schuller.  12p.  Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-760350).

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

Please say you will, song and chorus; Waltz song, for medium voice & piano.  Syracuse: M. L. Mantell, 1895.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Pretty pansy rag, for medium voice & piano.  Unfinished manuscript.

----- for voice & instruments.  Unfinished.

Recitative rag, for instrumental ensemble.  Unfinished.

Reflection rag; Syncopated musings, for piano (1917).  St. Louis: Stark Music Co., 1917.  2p.  Duration: 3:41.

King, Ontario: The Ragtime Society, 1972[?], 1917.  2p.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

Rose leaf rag, a rag time two-step, companion to Maple Leaf rag, for piano (1907).  Boston: Joseph M. Daly Music Co., 1907.  5p.  Library: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Spingarn.     

Mineola NY: Courier Dover, 2011. Ragtime gems; Original sheet music for 25 ragtime classics, ed. by David A. Jasen.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection). Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1). Scott Joplin, piano. 

Rosebud; Two-step, for piano (1905).  St. Louis[?]: John Stark & Son, 1905.  3p.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Sarah dear, for medium voice & piano.  St. Louis: T. Bahnsen Piano Manufacturing Co., 1905.  Text: Henry Jackson.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

School of ragtime; 6 exercises, for piano.  St. Louis: John Stark & Son; New York: Scott Joplin, 1908.

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004). Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159. Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds).  William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: Premier PRCD 1028 (1993, American piano, vol. 4, Rhythmic moments). Joseph Smith, piano.             

LP: Young Sound YS-62246-23133 (1985, Rags, jazz, blues and dances; 1985). John Young, piano. 

Scott Joplin's dream, for piano, by Scott Joplin and Joseph F. Lamb [spurious?].  Library: Library of Congress,

Scott Joplin's new rag, for piano (1912).  New York: Joseph W. Stern, 1912.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, 1940.  5p.

New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, 1940.  5p.

CD: Archive Productions CD-1601.  David A. Jasen, piano. 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159. Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Jmes Levine, piano. 

Searchlight rag, a syncopated march and two-step, for piano (1907).  New York: Joseph W. Stern, 1907.  5p.  Duration: 4:51.

Mineola NY: Courier Dover, 2011. Ragtime gems; Original sheet music for 25 ragtime classics, ed. by David A. Jasen.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (Euphonic sounds; 1988/X). William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

----- for instrumental ensemble.  Unfinished.

Sensation rag, for piano, by Joseph F. Lamb, arr. by Scott Joplin.  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1908 (#134).  5p.  Library: Spingarn.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Silver swan rag, for piano.    Los Angeles: Maple Leaf Club, 1971.   Duration: 3:09.

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916/IV) [from a piano roll. discovered in 1970].

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

Snoring Sampson, for medium voice & piano, by Harry La Mertha, arr. by Scott Joplin.  St. Louis: University Music Publishing Co., 1907.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Solace, a Mexican serenade, for piano (1909). New York: Seminary Music Co., 1909.  4p.  Duration: 6:02. Used in Tintypes (1980 musical).

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Ambassador 1008 (NovaRags).  John Novacek, piano (1990). 

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (Euphonic sounds; 1988/X). William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: Telarc 80112.  William Tritt, piano.             

LP: Rittor Music E-3998.  John Young, piano. 

LP: Sunflower 501 (1980).  John Hasse, piano. 

---- for cello & guitar.

U.K., 2009/I.

Julie Adams, cell; Richard Smith, guitar.

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by an anonymous figure, ed. by Gunther Schuller.  New York: Belwin Mills, 1974 (#DO 24; The red back book), ed. by Gunther Schuller.  12p.  Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-760350).

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

Something doing, by Scott Joplin and Scott Hayden, for piano (1901). St. Louis: Val A. Reis, 1903.  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902.  Library: Library of Congress.  St. Louis: T. Bahnsen Piano Manufacturing Co., 1905.  St. Louis: Owen Spendthrift, 1907.  Projected, but dropped, from Tintypes (1980 musical). 

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano.       

CD: ASV 2120.  P. Dyson, piano (1998). 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916).

CD: Biograph BCD-103 (1987). Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Centaur 2378 (1997, Collected piano works, vol. 1). Richard Glazier, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

LP: MusicMasters 20002 (1981, Ragtime back to back).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: Musical Heritage Society MHS 4022 (1979).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: University of Michigan 0004 (1976).  William Bolcom, piano. 

[Song fragment, unidentified title]

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

Stoptime rag, for piano.

CD: Ambassador 1008 (1990, NovaRags). John Novacek, piano

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

----- for instrumental ensemble.  Unfinished.

Sugar cane, a ragtime two-step, for piano (by 1908).  New York: Seminary Music Co., 1908.  6p.  Duration: 3:43.  Library: Spingarn.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano.       

CD: ASV 2120 (1998).  P. Dyson, piano. 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (Euphonic sounds; 1988/X).  William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Jmes Levine, piano. 

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by an anonymous figure.  New York: Seminary Music Co., 191[?].

Melville: Belwin Mills, 1974, ed. by Gunther Schuller (#89300,The red back book).  12p.  Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-760351).

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

LP: Angel S-36060.  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

Sunflower slow drag, a ragtime two-step, for piano, by Scott Joplin and Scott Hayden (1901).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1901.  5p.  Library: Spingarn.  

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

AC: RCA Victor 60842. Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: ASV 2120 (1998).  P. Dyson, piano (1998). 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Centaur 2378 (Collected piano works, vol. 1).  Richard Glazier, piano (1997). 

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

LP: MusicMasters 20002 (1981, Ragtime back to back).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: Musical Heritage Society MHS 4022 (1979).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: University of Michigan 0004 (1976).  William Bolcom, piano. 

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by D. S. De Lisle.  New York: Seminary Music Co., 191?. St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 191[?].

Melville: Belwin Mills, 1974 (The red back book), ed. by Gunther Schuller (#89300, #DO 26).  12p.  Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-760351).

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

Swipsey cake walk, for piano, by Scott Joplin and Arthur Marshall (1900).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1900.  4p.  Duration: 3:28.

King, Ontario: The Ragtime Society, 1972[?], 1900.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: ASV 2120 (1988).  P. Dyson, piano (1998). 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Centaur 2378 (1997, Collected piano works, vol. 1).  Richard Glazier, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

LP: MusicMasters 20002 (1981, Ragtime back to back).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: Musical Heritage Society MHS 4022 (1979).  William Bolcom, piano. 

LP: University of Michigan 0004 (1976).  William Bolcom, piano. 

Sycamore, for piano (1904).  Chicago: Will Rossiter, 1904.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: ASV 2120 (1998). P. Dyson, piano

CD: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

Symphony Unfinished, not extant.

The cascades, for piano (1904).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1904.  5p.  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library of Congress.       

AC: RCA Victor 60842.      Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916).

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916).

CD: Biograph BCD-103 (1987). Scott Joplin, piano (1916).

CD: Biograph C28-847. Scott Joplin, piano (1916).

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds). William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano (1916). 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Telarc 80112.  William Tritt, piano.             

LP: Columbia C2S-847 (1979).  Eubie Blake, piano. 

LP: Columbia P6-11891 (1973).  Jelly Roll Morton, piano (1938). 

LP: Rittor Music E-3998.  John Young, piano. 

LP: Sunflower 501 (1980). John Hasse, piano. 

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by E. J. Stark, ed. by Gunther Schuller.  Melville: Belwin Mills, 1974 (The red back book,#DO 27).  8p. Instrumentation: 1-0-1-0; cornet, trombone, drums, piano, string quartet & double bass.  Library: Library of Congress (LC 75-760455).

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

LP: Angel S-36060.  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

The chrysanthemum, an Afro-American intermezzo, for piano (1904).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1904.  5p.  Duration: 3:39.  Library: Library of Congress, Spingarn. 

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano.  .

CD: ASV 2120 (1998).  P. Dyson, piano.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916/IV).

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

---- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by an anonymous figure.  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1905.

Melville: Belwin Mills, 1974 (edited by Gunther Schuller).  12p.  (#DO 25)  Instrumentation: piccolo, clarinet, cornet, trombone, drums, piano, string quartet & double bass.  Library: Library of Congress (760457).

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

LP: Angel S-36060.  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

The easy winners, for piano (1901).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1901.  4p.  (#110-4).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902 (#6-4).  5p.  Library: Spingarn.  Used in An evening with Max Morath at the turn of the century (1969 musical).

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library of Congress.       

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Archive Productions CD-1601.  Dave Jasen, piano. 

CD: ASV 2120 (1998).  P. Dyson, piano. 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Centaur 2378 (1997, Collected piano works, vol. 1).  Richard Glazier, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano.     

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

----- for ragtime ensemble arr. by an anonymous figure.  St. Louis: Shattinger Piano & Music, 1903.

Melville: Belwin Mills, 1974 (The red back book,#DO 23).  12p. Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings. 

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

The entertainer, for piano (1902).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902.  4p.  (#10-4). Library: Library of Congress.  Duration: 4:37.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library of Congress.

AC: RCA Victor 60842. Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: ASV 2120 (1998).  P. Dyson, piano. 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Delmark DE-718 (1998; Euphonic sounds; Nineteen rag-time piano performances). Reginald R. Robinson, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer). Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds).  William Bolcom, piano.        

CD: Past Perfect, 2002.  Scott Joplin, piano.

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Resonance 3016 (ca. 2004). Harold Britton, organ (Royal Albert Hall). 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Telarc 80112.  William Tritt, piano. 

LP: John Young, piano.  Rittor Music E-5997.

----- for band, arr. by Arthur Frackenpohl.  Delaware Water Gap: Shawnee Music Press, 1973 (#KC 705)  12p.    Library: Library of Congress.  Dedication: Potsdam C. S. Band; Elmer Jones, conductor. Duration: 4:00. 

----- for band, arr. by Alfred Reed.  Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1974 (#115-40122).  11p. (reduced score)  Library: Library of Congress.

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

----- for mandolin ensemble. AC: Takoma Mandoleers; Herman von Bernewitz, conductor; Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra; Benjamin Durant, conductor (1984/IV).

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by D. S. De Lisle. St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 190[?].  Melville: Belwin Mills, 1974, ed. by Gunther Schuller. (#DO 22, The red back book)   10p.  Instrumentation:0-0-1-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombones, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings. Library: Library of Congress (75-760453).

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

The favorite, for piano (1904).  Sedalia: A. W. Perry & Son, 1904.  Library: Library of Congress.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

The great Crush collision march, for piano (1896).  Temple TX: John R. Fuller, 1896. Duration: 4:12.  Dedication: Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway.  [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crush,_Texas.]

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 2013.  64p.  (41681-X; Solace and other short works).     

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Centaur 2378.  Richard Glazier, piano. 

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer). Scott Joplin, piano. 

---- for guitar

CD: Centaur 2408.  Giovanni de Chiaro, guitar.

The nonpareil; None to equal, for piano (by 1907).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1907.  Duration: 4:40.

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library f Congress.       

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (1988, Euphonic sounds). William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

The ragtime dance, for piano (1900).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902.  Duration: 4:04.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

New York: Melrose, 1964 (34 ragtime classics, ed. by Max Morath).  Library: Library f Congress.       

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).   Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer). 

Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159.

 Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: Omega OCD 3001 (Euphonic sounds; 1988/X). 

William Bolcom, piano. 

CD: Quantum 6498.

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

----- for folk ballet with narration.  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1906.  5p.  Library: Spingarn.

---- for flute & piano.

CD: Sony 48257.  Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; J. S. Ritter, piano.

---- for guitar quartet

CD: Quantum 6984.  Versailles Guitar Quartet.

----- for medium voice & piano.  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902.  Library: Library of Congress.  New York: Stark Music Co., 1906.  Text: Scott Joplin.

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by D. S. De Lisle.  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 191[?].

Melville: Belwin Mills, 1974, ed. by Gunther Schuller  (#DO 21; The red back book). 13p.  Instrumentation: 1010, 0111, drums, piano & strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-60433).

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

The school of ragtime; 6 Exercises, for piano (1908).  New York: Scott Joplin, 1908.

The strenuous life; A ragtime two-step, for piano (1902).  St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902. [A tribute to Theodore Roosevelt]

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: ASV 2120 (1998).  P. Dyson, piano.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Centaur 2378 (1997, Collected piano works, vol. 1). Richard Glazier, piano. 

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection). Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Naxos 559114 (ca. 2004).  Alexander Peskanov, piano.  

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

The sycamore, a concert rag, for piano.  Chicago: Will Rossiter, 1904.  Library: Library of Congress.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

Treemonisha, opera in 3 acts (1907). New York: Scott Joplin, 1911.  230p. (piano-vocal score)  Text: Scott Joplin.  Library: Library of Congress, Schomburg, Spingarn (autographed by Mrs. Joplin).  [The composer’s orchestration is not extant, but Sam Peterson extracted the parts from Joplin’s full score.  The work was not copyrighted until 1911.  Additional copyrights: A real slow drag, 1913/VII/15; Prelude to act III (1913/XII/13); Frolic of the bears (1915/VI/22).]

----- arr. by T. J. Anderson.  New York: Composers Facsimile Edition, 1972. 

Atlanta,  28 January 1972. Uzee  Brown (Parson Alltalk); Laura English (Lucy); Harding Epps (Andy); Simon Estes (Ned); Alpha Floyd (Treemonisha); Kenneth Hamilton (Luddud); Harold Henderson (Zodzetrick); Seth McCoy (Remus); Joseph Nias (Simon); Louise Parker (Monisha); Lawrence Weaver (Dephus); members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Shaw, conductor. 

AC: Atlanta cast, 1972.  Library: Lerma.

----- arr. by Vera Brodsky Lawrence and William Bolcom (orchestration).  Chicago: Dramatic Publishing Co., 1972.  233p. (piano-vocal score). 

Wolf Trap (1972/VIII/15, 21, 22, 23, 24.  Carmen Balthop (Lucy); Raymond Bazemore (Simon); Simon Estes (Ned); Alpha Floyd (Treemonisha); Earl Grandison (Zodzetrick); Barry Hemphill (Andy); David Hudson (Cephus); Seth McCoy (Remus); George Merritt (Luddud); Louise Parker (Monisha); Charles Salonis (Parson All-Talk); choreograpjy by Katherine Dunham; Filene Center Orchestral Paul Hill, conductor.

----- arr. by Gunther Schuller.  Chicago: Dramatic Publishing Co., 1976.  173p. 

Houston, Washington.  New York, Palace Theater, 1975/X/ 21 (8 weeks).  Betty Allen (Monisha); Carmen Balthrop (Treemonisha); Raymond Bazemore (Simon); Dorceal Duckens (Luddud); Ben Harney (Zodzetrick); Kenneth Hick (Andy); Cora Johnson (Lucy); Edward Pierson (Parson All-talk); Curtis Rayam (Remus); Dwight Ransome (Cephus); Willard White (Ned); Houston Grand Opera; Gunther Schuller, conductor.   Library: Library of Congress (77-77078). 

Beta: 2-Deutsche Grammophon 435.709-2 GX2.VC.

CD: Deutsche Grammophon 2707 083.   ).  2-Deutsche Grammophon 435.709-2 GX2. .Library: Lerma.

LP: 2-Deutsche Grammophon 2707 083 (1976). 

VHS: 2-Deutsche Grammophon 2707 083 (1976).  Library: Lerma.  Kultur 1240 (1982); Novacom Video IN 176106; Facets S 03621.

---- selections.

----- for organ.

LP: Columbia M-34129 (1976, Two centuries of heroic music in America; 1976).  E. Power Biggs, organ (Boston, Methuen Memorial Music Hall Great Organ).

----- for piano.  New York: Scott Joplin, 1913. 

AC: Olympic 8139.  Richard Zimmerman, piano. 

CD: Biograph BCD-102 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

LP: 2-Biograph 1013/4Q.  Scott Joplin, piano (1916). 

LP: Biograph BLP-1006Q.  Scott Joplin, piano (1916).

LP: Columbia P6-11891 (1973, 1938).  ==

LP: Murray Hill 927942.  Scott Joplin, piano (1916). 

LP: Rittor Music E-5997.  John Young, piano.

LP: Young Sound YS-62246-23133 (Rags, jazz, blues and dances; 1985). 

----- for mandolin ensemble. 

AC: 1984/IV. Takoma Mandoleers; Herman von Bernewitz, conductor; Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra; Benjamin Durant, conductor.

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by D. S. de Lisle.  Melville: Belwin Mills, 1974 (The red back book).

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

----- for ragtime ensemble, arr. by an anonymous figure, ed. by Gunther Schuller.  New York: Belwin Mills, 1974 (#DO 24; The red back book), ed. by Gunther Schuller.  12p.  Instrumentation: 1-0-2-0 (p); 2 cornets, trombone, optional tuba, drums, piano, strings.  Library: Library of Congress (75-760350).

LP: Angel S-36060. New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD: Angel CDC-47193 (1992, The red back book).  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Southland Singers; Gunther Schuller, conductor.

CD:  Musical Heritage Society 513737K (1994, The red back book, elite syncopations).New England Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor. 

---- for SATB & piano.

LP: Portents 3 (ca. 1965).  Utah State University Concert Chorale; Ted Puffer, piano & conductor) .  Library: Library of Congress (R66-2126).

---- for SS & chamber ensemble, arr. by T. J. Anderson.

LP: Smithsonian Collection P-12974 (1975).  April Curtis, Margaret Lindsay, sopranos; instrumental ensemble; Morgan State University Choir; Nathan Carter, conductor. 

----- A real slow drag, for medium voice & piano.  St. Louis: Scott Joplin Music Co., 1913.

---- A real slow drag, for piano.  New York: Scott Joplin, 1913.  Duration: 3:39.

CD: Scott Joplin, piano.  Biograph BCD-102 (1987).

----- Act III prelude, for piano.  New York: Scott Joplin, 1913.

----- Frolic of the bears, for piano.  New York: Scott Joplin, 1915.

----  Frolic of the bears, for bass, SATB & piano.  St. Louis: Scott Joplin Music Co., 1915.

----- Overture, for piano.

CD: Marco Fumo, piano.  Dynamic 351.

Wall Street rag, for piano.  New York: Seminar Music Co., 1909.  3p.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

Weeping willow; Ragtime two-step, for piano (1903).  St. Louis: Val A. Reis, 1903.  Duration: 2:35.  Library: Library of Congress.

Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. The big book of ragtime piano. 304p. (Piano solo songbook).  ISBN 9781423442938.

Mineola NY: Dover Publications, 1973.  xi, 364p.  (20469-3; Classic piano rags; Complete original works for 81 piano rags, selected and with an introduction by Rudi Blesh). ISBN 0486204693.

CD: ASV 2120.  P. Dyson, piano (1998). 

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916/V). 

CD: Déjàvu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916/V). 

CD: 2-MusicMasters 7061-2-C (1990, The complete rags of Scott Joplin). William Albright, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer). ==

CD: Nonesuch 79159.  Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

AC: RCA Victor 60842.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: ASV 2120.  P. Dyson, piano (1998). 

CD: Biograph BCD-101 (1987) .Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Biograph BCD-103 (1987).  Scott Joplin, piano (1916/05). 

CD: Dejavu 5060-2 (1988, The Scott Joplin collection).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Musical Heritage Society MHS 512536W (1990, Joplin; The entertainer).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

CD: Nonesuch 79159. .Joshua Rifkin, piano. 

CD: RCA Victor 60842 (1999, Joplin; Greatest hits).  Liner notes: David W. Eagle.  Dick Hyman, piano. 

CD: Retro R2CD 4023 (1995, Scott Joplin & the kings of ragtime; The gold collection, vol. 1).  Scott Joplin, piano. 

LP: Sunflower 501 (1980). John Hasse, piano. 

When your hair is like the snow, for medium voice & piano.  St. Louis: Owen Spendthrift, 1907.  Text: Owen Spendthrift.

CD: Basta 309126 (2004, Scott Joplin: The complete rags, marches, waltzes, & songs).  Guido Nielsen, piano.

 

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