Coney Island Rag composed by Scott Watson. Concert Band. Concert Band; Part(s); Score. Challenger Band Series. Ragtime. Grade 2. 164 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39609).
This lively, nostalgic piece will musically transport players and audience alike to the iconic amusement parks of turn-of -the-century Coney Island (near Brooklyn, New York). The sweet, cheerful sounds that flowed from the carousels and bandwagons of a time gone by infuse this characteristic, but level-appropriate work. Ragtime feel is achieved via accessible syncopations, chromatics that lay well on the instruments, and sectional form. Novel percussion, including a slide whistle, adds to the fun! (2:35).