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Maple Leaf Rag for Viola Ensemble or Viola Quartet

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By Scott Joplin

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Viola - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Scott Joplin (1868-1917). Arranged by Eliana Haig. 20th Century, Ragtime, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 14 pages. Published by Viola Spot Music (S0.243207).

Item Number: S0.243207

Called the most famous of Ragtime pieces, Scott Joplin’siconic Maple Leaf Rag is presented here for viola ensemble or viola quartet. With no notesabove the third position and simple bass lines, this crowd-pleasing arrangementis accessible for student groups and professionals alike. Parts are bowed and fingering suggestions are given. The viola 1 and 2 parts offer good reinforcement/preview of the tied rhythms in Suzuki Book 4.

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Duration: approx. 3:36

Playing Levels:

Viola 1 Part:  SuzukiEarly Book 4, RCM Level 4, ASTA Level 4. Some use of the third position andtreble clef. Use of ties and syncopation.

Viola 2 Part: Suzuki Late Book 3, RCM Level 3, ASTA Level 3.No shifting. Use of ties and syncopation, often together with the Viola 1 part.Extensive use of Low 1st finger and high 3rd finger. Someuse of substitution fingerings. 

Viola 3 Part: Suzuki mid-Book 2, RCM Level 2, ASTA Level 2.Simple rhythmic bass line. Some use of low 1st finger, high 3rdfinger. One substitution fingering in m. 61. 

Viola 4 Part: Suzuki early Book 2, RCM Level 2, ASTA Level2. Simple eighth note and quarter note rhythms. Some use of low 1stfinger, high 3rd finger. 

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