The Ragtime Dance (Joplin, Scott)




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Sheet Music


Original version (1899)

PDF scanned by Jeff Powell
JamesBrigham (2016/9/26)

Publisher. Info. St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1902.
Misc. Notes Reasonably good scan with some very slight marks.
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Revised version (1906)

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Funper (2007/4/27)

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Aillemaco (2010/6/29)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. St. Louis: John Stark & Son, 1906. Plate 36-4.
Reprinted Complete Piano Rags
Mineola: Dover Publications, 1988.
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General Information

Work Title The Ragtime Dance
Alternative. Title A Stop-Time Two Step
Composer Joplin, Scott
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISJ 36
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899, rev.1906
First Publication. 1902, 1906
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano, narration
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Originally published in 1902 for piano with narration (words, music and dance instructions all by Joplin). Although mentioned on page two the “complete directions for all the steps of the 'Ragtime Dance'” have not survived. This original edition sold poorly and four years later in 1906 a piano solo arrangement was created with its first strain taken from the second dance section of the 1902 song.