The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, Duet for Cello

Composer
Scott Joplin
Year of composition
1902
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2017
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Jazz music and Ragtime music
Instrumentation
Duet (Solo Violoncello)
Instrumental parts
Not available
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Probably the best known of Scott Joplin’s piano rags, The Entertainer was written in 1902. It was included on Joshua Rifkin’s famous 1970 revival recording of Joplin’s music and an orchestration featured on the soundtrack of the movie The Sting in 1973. This arrangement won an Oscar and reached No.3 on the US single charts.

This version has been arranged as a duet for two Cellos and includes all four sections of the original composition.

Musicians at an advanced intermediate level and above will find this ideal for formal and informal performances. The overall performance time is around five minutes.

Teachers will enjoy using this arrangement as a fun way to help with phrasing, syncopated rhythms and light articulation.

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