Maple Leaf Rag composed by Scott Joplin (1868-1917). Arranged by Earl North. For woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, french horn and bassoon). Ragtime, Jazz. Grade 5. Score and set of parts. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16915).
In this full-length rendering of Joplin's 1899 hit, playing the ragtime rhythms with accuracy at a steady tempo (quarter note = 76) will be the greatest challenge for proficient groups. Clarinet has a nice 10-bar solo after the opening section. Duration 3:50.