Maple Leaf Rag


Composer: Scott Joplin

Arranger: Raymond Nugent

Octaves Handbell:  5

Octaves Handchimes: n/a

Level: 4



Scott Joplin wrote the familiar Maple Leaf Rag in 1899. Musical historians credit its structure as the basis used by subsequent rag composers and its syncopation and consistent bass line immediately engages listeners and ringers alike. It is malleted throughout and at the faster tempo, accurate malleting will be a bit of a challenge. The demo recording is fast but rags are also played at slower tempos, so feel free to choose the best tempo for your quartet.


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