Uploaded on Nov 2, 2016
I actually composed this rag before the Simplicity Rag (https://musescore.com/user/9996931/scores/2807581), but I've been reluctant to publish this. It actually sounds halfway between ragtime and jazz piano, despite being structured like a rag. It's extravagant, it's highly complex, it rarely uses the typical ragtime accompaniment, its phrasing is offbeat at times, it's hard to read and harder to play without listening to it ad nauseam...
...It's highly beautiful at times, and that's probably the reason why I'm publishing it.
This is called the Seelie Rag as a sort of companion piece to the Unseelie Rag (https://musescore.com/user/9996931/scores/2612441)--like the Unseelie Rag, this has 1 sharp in its key signature and focuses on fast flurries of notes, but unlike the Unseelie Rag, it is in G major (instead of E minor) and has a significantly slower tempo. This fits the Scottish belief that the Seelie consists of fairies who are actually considerate towards humans (though they are not always kind).
Play all notes exactly as written rhythm-wise. No exceptions. It doesn't matter that the maximum-notes-per-minute of this rag approaches the Unseelie Rag's.
One more thing--use pedal whenever you play an arpeggiated chord involving 6 or more notes in one hand. I've played the intro (which contains one such chord), so pulling those chords off that way is possible.
|Key signature||1 sharp|
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