: 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.

Save on Every Order! Originally Posted by mypianos4evr One of my very oblcom ragtime pieces. Showing of 2 reviews. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. I’m assuming that The Serpent’s Kiss can also be played without an audience and at the end on the upper register of the keyboard if you can’t whistle. I appreciate your comments Tim.


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.

LOG IN to comment on this review. The three sections lend themselves to separate practice sessions.

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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.


Felix – here’s the NEW link. William Bolcom – Complete Rags for Piano: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Isn’t it dedicated to his father?

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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!

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