: Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag (Concert Variation for Violin) ( ): William Bolcom: Books. Print and download Graceful Ghost Rag sheet music composed by William Bolcom arranged for Piano. Instrumental Solo in Db Major. Graceful Ghost. Subtitle: Concert Variation Genre(s): Chamber, Duo, Strings, Violin Instrumentation: Violin, Piano Composer: Bolcom, William Composer Dates.
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It’s interesting that you should mention William AlbrightBolcom’s colleague at the U of Michigan. Bolcom is an important contemporary American composer, and I approached learning and interpreting this piece with the same attention to detail and respect I’d pay to any work by a classical music composer.
Tim and BDB, thank you, too!!! In their original recordings of the rag in the early s both William Bolcom and Paul Jacobs played the piece in a swing style – even though the score is bolcomm as traditional syncopated ragtime. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
Available at a discount in the digital sheet music collection: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Become a Member Today! The Complete Rags for Piano. His Ghost Rags ofwhich were named as a set by the pianist Paul Jacobs, have become the best-loved of his ragtime explorations, and Bolcom invests these essays in old-time music with style and wit.
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Originally Posted by gooddog Nicely played Phil. Upon rediscovering those recordings I decided to give myself permission to loosen things up a bit as well. Originally Posted by mypianos4evr. Explore the Home Gift Guide. This is a transcription for gracfeul and violin, I had specific theatrical need for the duet version.
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In a interview, Bolcom described the “Graceful Ghost Rag” as “elegiac. Please enable Nolcom in your browser to use the site fully. Music for Four Hands. An elegant melodic curve, gentle minor-mode harmonies, and an expert use of the flowing syncopations of ragtime rhythm make the piece feel wistful and noble at the same time.
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Took me many years to finally buckle down and work out the notes, fingering, etc. Help keep the forums up and running with a donationany amount is appreciated! Gracedul was a problem filtering reviews right now. I think gracefuk well worth mentioning that both both Bolcom and his colleague William Albright sensed the unique genius of the rag in the s, and between them wrote quite a number of “Classical rags”, all informed by the harmonic sophistication of “Modern Music” but retaining the charm and nostalgia of the early turn-of–the-century rags.
Johnson, Fats Waller, etc. So much to learn, so little time!