List of works by Scott Joplin

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There were some 75 works by Joplin published during his lifetime, and two posthumously. Some of his works are since long lost and their names unknown. Since no numbering system exist, Joplin's works are listed here by the date of publication and genre.

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Contents

Works sorted by publication date

1895-99

1900

1901

1902

1903

1904

1905

1906

  • Eugenia (1906)
  • The Ragtime Dance – A Stop-Time Two Step (1906)
  • Antoinette – March and Two Step (1906)
  • Good-bye Old Gal Good-bye - (music by Mac Darden; arr. by Scott Joplin; words by H. Carroll Taylor) (1906)

1907

  • Nonpareil (None to Equal) (1907)
  • Snoring Sampson - A Quarrel in Ragtime (words & music by Harry La Mertha; arr. by Scott Joplin) (1907)
  • When Your Hair Is Like the Snow (1907) lyrics by Owen Spendthrift
  • Gladiolus Rag (1907)
  • Searchlight Rag – A Syncopated March and Two Step (1907)
  • Lily Queen – Ragtime Two-Step (1907) – with Arthur Marshall
  • Rose Leaf Rag – Ragtime Two-Step (1907)
  • Heliotrope Bouquet – A Slow Drag Two-Step (1907) – with Louis Chauvin

1908

1909

1910-15

  • Pine Apple Rag (1910)
  • Stoptime Rag (1910)
  • Lovin' Babe - (words & music by Al. R. Turner; arr. by Scott Joplin) (1911)
  • Treemonisha (1911)
  • Felicity Rag (1911) – with Scott Hayden
  • Scott Joplin's New Rag (1912)
  • Kismet Rag (1913) – with Scott Hayden
  • Magnetic Rag (1914)
  • Morning Glories - incomplete, unpublished, and lost (1915)
  • For the Sake of All - incomplete, unpublished, and lost (1915)
  • Pretty Pansy - incomplete, unpublished, and lost (1915?)
  • Recitative Rag - incomplete, unpublished, and lost (1915?)

Posth.

Works sorted by genre

Syncopated

47 piano works (2 lost); including 2 collaborations with Arthur Marshall, 4 with Scott Hayden, 1 with Louis Chauvin.

Non-Syncopated

8 piano works; 5 marches and 3 waltzes.

Songs

13 songs (2 lost); Except where noted, words and music are by Joplin.

  • Please Say You Will (1895)
  • A Picture of Her Face (1895)
  • I Am Thinking of My Pickanniny Days (1902); lyrics by Henry Jackson
  • Little Black Baby (1903); lyrics by Louis Armstrong Bristol
  • Maple Leaf Rag - Song (song version of 1899 rag; words by Sydney Brown) (1904)
  • Sarah Dear (1905); lyrics by Henry Jackson
  • Good-bye Old Gal Good-bye - (music by Mac Darden; arr. by Scott Joplin; words by H. Carroll Taylor) (1906)
  • Snoring Sampson - A Quarrel in Ragtime (words & music by Harry La Mertha; arr. by Scott Joplin) (1907)
  • When Your Hair Is Like the Snow (1907) lyrics by Owen Spendthrift
  • Pine Apple Rag (1910)
  • Lovin' Babe - (words & music by Al. R. Turner; arr. by Scott Joplin) (1911)
  • Morning Glories - incomplete, unpublished, and lost (1915)
  • For the Sake of All - incomplete, unpublished, and lost (1915)

Stage Works

5 works (3 lost); 2 operas; one folk ballet for piano, singing narrator, and dancers; one vaudeville (lost); one musical comedy (lost).

  • A Guest of Honor - Opera in Three Acts (1903)
  • The Ragtime Dance - (Folk ballet for piano, singing narrator, and dancers; first performed 1899) (1906)
  • Treemonisha - Opera in Three Acts (1911)
  • Syncopated Jamboree - vaudeville (lost) (1915)
  • If - musical comedy (lost) (1916)

Other

2 works (one lost); 1 ragtime instructional manual, 1 symphony (lost).

  • School of Ragtime - 6 Exercises for Piano - Instructional Manual (1908)
  • Symphony No.1 - (lost) (1916?)