The Ten Twenty-Seven

24 Nov 2007

The Ten Twenty-Seven Opus 16, Composed December 2007. Dedicated to my mother, born 10/27/45. Of the three tunes posted here from my little Christmas/Birthday Suite, this is the most traditional in terms of ragtime form (with the rather unusual maintenance of a single key signature throughout — Bb). The trio is a lot easier than it may appear, as my notation software doesn’t do such a great job with grace notes, forcing me to notate these things most of the time. If you’re going to download the sheet music, I highly recommend also grabbing the midi file for reference. This tune and the two below were given to my family as Christmas gifts (nicely bound and all!). I now understand why most ragtimers charge a fee for their sheet music. Putting these things together requires some serious Kinko’s time (over and above composition time, of course). Aside from these three tunes, I’ve never published bound versions. Instead, I just make them all available here as PDFs.

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