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Scott Joplin

The Works

Works Summary
- Dates given below are of publication -

Rags & Other Syncopated Music for Piano

1899

  • Original Rags
  • Maple Leaf Rag

1900

  • Swipesy. Cake Walk (co-composer: Arthur Marshall)

1901

  • Sun Flower Slow Drag. Rag Time Two Step (co-composer: Scott Hayden)
  • Peacherine Rag
  • The Easy Winners. A Ragtime Two Step

1902

  • Cleopha. March and Two Step (only final strain is syncopated)
  • The Strenuous Life. A Ragtime Two Step
  • A Breeze from Alabama. A Ragtime Two Step
  • Elite Syncopations
  • The Entertainer. A Rag Time Two Step
  • The "Rag Time Dance" (Piano version; see Stage Works)

1903

  • Something Doing. A Ragtime Two Step (co-composer: Scott Hayden)
  • Weeping Willow. Ragtime Two Step
  • Palm Leaf Rag. A Slow Drag

1904

  • The Favorite. Ragtime Two Step
  • The Sycamore. A Concert Rag
  • The Chrysanthemum. An Afro-American Intermezzo
  • The Cascades. A Rag

1905

  • Bethena. A Concert Waltz
  • Leola. Two Step
  • Eugenia

1907

  • The Nonpareil. A Rag & Two Step
  • Searchlight Rag
  • Gladiolus Rag
  • Lily Queen. A Ragtime Two-Step (Arthur Marshall, listed as co- composer, was probably sole composer, with editorial emendations made by Joplin.)
  • Rose Leaf Rag. A Ragtime Two Step
  • Heliotrope Bouquet. A Slow Drag Two Step (co-composer: Louis Chauvin)

1908

  • Fig Leaf. A High Class Rag
  • Sugar Cane. A Ragtime Classic Twostep
  • Sensation (Lists Joplin as co-composer, but Joseph F. Lamb was sole composer.)
  • Pine Apple Rag

1909

  • Wall Street Rag
  • Solace. A Mexican Serenade
  • Pleasant Moments. Rag-Time Waltz
  • Country Club. Rag Time Two-Step
  • Euphonic Sounds. A Syncopated Novelty
  • Paragon Rag

1910

  • Stoptime Rag

1911

  • Felicity Rag. A Ragtime Two Step (co-composer: Scott Hayden; probably composed around 1900)

1912

  • Scott Joplin's New Rag

1913

  • Kismet Rag (co-composer: Scott Hayden; probably composed around 1900)

1914

  • Magnetic Rag
  • Silver Swan Rag (published 1971 from piano roll made c. 1914)

1915

  • Pretty Pansy (lost; date approximate)
  • Recitative Rag (lost; date approximate)

1917

  • Reflection Rag (Syncopated Musings) (posthumous; probably composed c. 1907)

Non-Syncopated Piano Music

1896

  • The Crush Collision March
  • Combination March
  • Harmony Club Waltz

1901

  • The Augustan Club Waltz

1902

  • March Majestic

1905

  • Rosebud. Two-Step
  • Binks' Waltz

1906

  • Antoinette. March and Two-Step

Songs

Except where noted, words and music are by Joplin.

1895

  • Please Say You Will
  • A Picture of Her Face

1902

  • I Am Thinking of My Pickaninny Days (words by Henry Jackson)

1903

  • Little Black Baby (words by Louise Armstrong Bristol)

1904

  • Maple Leaf Rag. Song (song version of 1899 rag; words by Sydney Brown)

1905

  • Sarah Dear (words by Henry Jackson; syncopated, vaudeville song)

1906

  • Good-bye Old Gal Good-bye (music by Mac Darden; arr. by Scott Joplin; words by H. Carroll Taylor)

1907

  • Snoring Sampson. A Quarrel in Ragtime (words & music by Harry La Mertha; arr. by Scott Joplin)
  • When Your Hair Is Like the Snow

1910

  • Pine Apple Rag. Song (song version of 1908 rag; words by Joe Snyder)

1911

  • Lovin' Babe (words & music by Al. R. Turner; arr. by Scott Joplin)

1915

  • Morning Glories (lost)
  • For the Sake of All (lost)

Stage Works

1903

  • A Guest of Honor (lost)

1906

  • The Ragtime Dance (Folk ballet for piano, singing narrator, and dancers; first performed 1899)

1911

  • Treemonisha – Opera in Three Acts

1915

  • Syncopated Jamboree (vaudeville; lost)

1916

  • If (musical comedy; lost)

Other

1908

  • School of Ragtime. 6 Exercises for Piano (Instructional Manual)

1916

  • Symphony No. 1 (lost; date approximate)

Copyright © 1996, Ed Berlin.

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