Project Description

Rag (Mvt 1 from American Dances)

Robert W. Smith

Released: 2019
Grade: 4.5
Performance Time: 2:24
Series: RWS Symphony Band Series
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“American Dances” is a three movement suite originally composed for the Boston Pops Brass. Each movement features an American popular music genre. “Rag” draws upon the ragtime style most often associated with Scott Joplin and the city of New Orleans. This infectious rag will delightfully challenge your wind sections. When programmed with “Square” (Mvt. 2) and “Swing” (Mvt. 3), the full “American Dances” suite is particularly effective in any concert setting.
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