Sunflower Rag composed by Scott Joplin (1868-1917). Arranged by Earl North. For flute, oboe, Bb clarinet and bassoon. Woodwind Quartet. Ragtime, Jazz. Grade 4.5. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16713).
Penned by Scott Joplin in collaboration with Scott Hayden, another of his contemporaries, this ragtime two-step is meant to be played at a slower, unhurried tempo. According to Joplin's publisher, John Stark, if ever there was a song without words, this is the article. Hold your ear to the ground while someone plays it, and you can hear Scott Joplin's heartbeat.