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A Million Buffalo Roam (Piano Solo)

Digital Sheet Music

By James Siddons

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Piano Solo - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by James Siddons. 20th Century, Concert, Holiday, Patriotic, Ragtime. Score. 28 pages. James Siddons Music and Writings #3093009. Published by James Siddons Music and Writings (A0.972640).

Item Number: A0.972640

This composition, by composer, pianist, and musicologist James Siddons,is neither an arrangement nor a medley.Rather, it is a kind of historical re-construction; one that imagines how a typical piano rag of before1905 would have sounded when performed by a skillful vernacular pianist as a virtuoso improvisation. AMillion Buffalo Roam is a historical re-construction that gives some idea of how animprovising ragtime pianist of circa 1904-1906 would have performed TomTurpin's "Buffalo Rag," "Home On the Range," and the"Star-Spangled Banner" as an extended virtuosic display. It is a representation of a little-documentedperformance practice. After improvisatory passages on the three themes of"The Buffalo Rag" are heard individually, they are combined with thetunes of "Home On the Range" and the "Star-SpangledBanner," including one passage in which "Home On the Range" andthe "Star-Spangled Banner" are played simultaneously, combined withthe accompaniment patterns of "Buffalo Rag."  Also available as a piano duet/ensemble with Conductor's Score.




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