Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    c. 1867
  • Died
    1st April 1917
  • Birthplace
    Texarkana, Texas, USA

Scott Joplin was an American composer and pianist. He achieved fame for his unique ragtime compositions, and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime." During his brief career, Joplin wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag. He was born into a musical African-American family of laborers in eastern Texas, and developed his musical knowledge with the help of local teachers. During the late 1880s he travelled around the American South as an itinerant musician, and went to Chicago for the World's Fair of 1893 which played a major part in making ragtime a national craze by 1897.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
The Chrysanthemum Intermezzi Piano
Combination March March Piano
Treemonisha Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Nonpareil Piano piece Piano
Heliotrope Bouquet Rag Piano
Kismet Rag Rag Piano
Magnetic Rag Rag Piano
Maple Leaf Rag Rag Piano
Paragon Rag Rag Piano
Peacherine Rag Rag Piano
Rose Leaf Rag Rag Piano
Scott Joplin's New Rag Rag Piano
Wall Street Rag Rag Piano
Weeping Willow Rag Piano
Harmony Club Waltz Waltz Piano
Pleasant Moments Waltz Piano