|Arranged by:||John Roache|
This is a composition of Charlie Straight.
I first heard this rag performed by Tom Brier at the Monterey Bay
Ragtime Festival in 1995. Tom is always looking for obscure ragtime
pieces to perform. This one fills the bill nicely. It apparently was
only published as a piano roll. Tom got a xerox copy of the roll and
transcribed it into a piano solo. He gave me a copy of his transcription.
Since the transcription was intended for solo piano
performance, I can imagine that not all of the notes from the piano
roll were transcribed for playability reasons. I endeavored to
tailor my arrangement to what I imagine the piano roll must have
sounded like. So what you hear has gone full-circle; Piano-roll
to sheet music, and back to piano roll (if you consider a MIDI
sequence a piano roll).
Thanks to piano-roll wizard George Bogatko for his ideas and
contributions to this arrangement.
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