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Solace

Classical/Piece • Alternative Title: Solace. A Mexican Serenade
 
 
   
 

For piano

Title by uploader: Solace


1.45 USD

Seller PlaceArt
PDF, 402.5 Kb ID: SM-000035690 Upload date: 06 Sep 2010
Instrumentation
Piano
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Difficulty
Medium
Along with the famous “Maple Leaf Rag”, “Solace” is one of the 40 ragtime solo music pieces by the great American pianist and composer Scott Joplin who is often called “The King of Ragtime”. It was composed in 1909 in the style of a ‘Mexican serenade’, as the author himself called it. Experts rather say it can be attributed to ‘contradanza’ (or ‘danza criolla’) in style. In fact, this is a hybrid music piece that is not a typical rag Joplin would normally write. “Solace” is much slower than a traditional rag is, it’s a slow-drag that can’t be played too fast. Technically, it’s a mix of Cuban habanera, tango, African folk and Americana – all in one 4-minute music gem. Some even draw comparison between “Solace” and Bizet’s “Carmen”. Most Americans would recognize this catchy melody by the popular 1973 film “The Sting”, where a few other tunes by Joplin were also used. The piece is normally played on piano solo, with tango rhythm in the left hand and ragtime syncopation – in the right. The keys are C and F Major. “Solace” also sounds lovely on the flute, violin, cello and viola.
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For piano

Printable sheet music file • 5 pages, ID: SM-000102236
3.99
 
USD
Instrumentation
Piano
Genre
Jazz/Ragtime
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For piano (high quality sheet music)

Title by uploader: Solace. A Mexican Serenade


1.45 USD

Seller PlaceArt
PDF, 260.6 Kb ID: SM-000083175 Upload date: 16 Nov 2011
Instrumentation
Piano, Mixed choir
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Difficulty
Medium
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For flute, violin, viola and cello

Title by uploader: Joplin-Suite - Solace

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2.95 USD

Seller Peter Petrof
PDF, 637.5 Kb ID: SM-000161994 Upload date: 19 Apr 2012
Instrumentation
Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello
Scored for
Quintet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
Peter Petrof
Publisher
Peter Petrof
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'0
Genre
Classical/Arrangement
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Master version

Title by uploader: Solace, Ragtime by Scott Joplin [Master Version]


1.20 USD

PDF, 591.4 Kb ID: SM-000165401 Upload date: 01 Jun 2012
Instrumentation
Piano, Electric piano, Synthesizer, Keyboard
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Key
F major
Arranger
Johannes Apfelroth
Publisher
Edition Emma
Difficulty
Very difficult
Duration
3'0
Genre
Jazz/Ragtime
Scott Joplin wurde vermutlich 1867 oder 1868 in Texas geboren, er war der Sohn eines ehemaligen Sklaven. Mit 7 Jahren bekam er Klavierunterricht bei Julius Weiss, 15 trat er bereits als Bar-Pianist in Texas und in Lousiana auf. Und 1893 trat er sogar bei der Weltausstellung in Chicago auf.
Die meisten seiner Kompositionen entstanden nach 1895, die er zunächst für seine Gruppe "The Texas Medley Quartett" komponierte.
Scott Joplin gehört neben James Scott und Joseph Lamb zu den "Big Three" des klassischen Ragtimes. Joplin komponierte über 80 Ragtimes.

Joplin's Ragtimes sind sehr, sehr schwer zu spielen, denn sie wurden häufig für die Klavierrolle arrangiert und editiert. Die Edition Emma hat sich deshalb entschieden, von einigen der Joplin's Ragtimes nach und nach vier Versionen unterschiedlicher Spielschwierigkeit zu editieren:
- very easy version
- easy version
- light version
- master version.
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For piano, Op.16 No.5

Title by uploader: Solace-Serenade, Op.16 No.5


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PDF, 171.8 Kb ID: SM-000252013 Upload date: 29 Jul 2016
Instrumentation
Piano
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
Piano score
Key
F major
Movement(s)
1 to 1 from 1
Arranger
Alexander Khodakovsky
Publisher
Alexander Khodakovsky
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
2'31
Year of composition
1994
Genre
Jazz/Instrumental
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For piano

Printable sheet music file • 3 pages, ID: SM-000349470
2.99
 
USD
Instrumentation
Piano
Genre
Classical
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comments Steven Rice 29 Jan 2018 10:09

Quite different from Joplin's standard rags but at the same time it's the most unique and versatile to play on the piano. The trick is that when you start playing Solace, you catch the general sense of it pretty fast, but what the hardest part is to lead it to perfection. I spent some time and nerve on it myself. But the result is magically awarding!

 
 
   
   
 
 
   
 
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