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Coney Island Rag

By Scott Watson

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Concert Band - Grade 2
Composed by Scott Watson. Concert Band; Part(s); Score. Challenger Band Series. Ragtime. 164 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39609).

Item Number: 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).