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Scott Joplin: The Strenuous Life (for Double Reed Quartet)

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By Scott Joplin

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Composed by Scott Joplin (1868-1917). Arranged by Harry Walker. Ragtime, Standards. 15 pages. SCORE EDITIONS #6037987. Published by SCORE EDITIONS (A0.775646).

Item Number: A0.775646

Scott Joplin perfected ragtime music and raised it to a true art form. A man of his time, yet clearly hindered by it, his strenuous life unfolded with joy and sorrow, success and failure. The "Strenuous Life" presents a simple stroll, high-strutting kicks, intricate syncopations, a gentle middle section, and a stirring conclusion. The original piano rag was published in 1902 by John Stark & Son of St. Louis, Missouri. The title may have referred to a famous speech delivered by Teddy Roosevelt in Chicago in 1899. In this version, the composition was arranged for Double Reed Quartet by Harry Walker.

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