Talk:Paragon Rag (Joplin, Scott)

There is a variance in this score from the New York Public Library Edition of 1971. Page 3, line 2, 1st measure, last chord left hand is D,F#,D but NYPL Edition has D,F#,C. I believe the NYPL is correct because although both chords work harmonically, this page is a reprise of the first theme (D,F#,C) and it is not characteristic of Joplin to have this kind of chord variation in a reprise. Also being the only note variation in the entire reprise makes it unlikely. What is the source of this score? Rogerg 12:21, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

The publisher information is visible in the file entry - this is probably the first edition. I'd guess the NYPL went back to Joplin's manuscript to create their edition. Cheers, KGill talk email 19:16, 11 October 2011 (UTC)