The Entertainer by Scott Joplin (1868-1917). Arranged by Red McLeod. For 4 Bb clarinets. Ragtime, Jazz. Grade 4. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.15104).
Today the music of Scott Joplin is no less popular than it was when he wrote it at the turn of the century, which is precisely why we have great confidence in the potential of this arrangement for Bb clarinet quartets. This setting calls upon all players to make meaningful melodic contributions. In addition, modulations in key are used effectively to keep players focused and enhance the dramatic impression this work makes on listeners.