Kitten on the Keys composed by Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey (1895-1971). Arranged by James P. Ripley. Concert Band. Concert Band. Donald Hunsberger Wind Library. Novelty. Grade 4. Conductor Score. 20 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.DHM002C).
ISBN 0757901395. Novelty.
Confrey is known primarily for his "novelty piano" compositions, which cultivated the style of Jelly Roll Morton and Scott Joplin. This arrangement of one of his compositions conjures an image of the household cat prancing along the keys of the piano. By use of the "secondary rag", a syncopated grouping of regular quadruple subdivisions into three-note sets, the technical demands of the piece have been cleverly notated for ease of performance. This innovative arrangement is a pleasant addition to the library.