Rag 2 Written by Stewart Blackwood. Other pieces arranged by Stewart Blackwood and written by Scott Joplin and Beethoven.
Mamye's Rag This piece was created to be played live a number of times through out the play. It had to maintain the feeling of a rag while having a deep sense of longing and pensiveness within it. This is inherently a challenge because the definition of a rag is a march baseline with syncopated melody line. This poses a challenge because a march is inherently charged with forward movement. To try and combat that it has a slow intro and then goes into a march tempo. Then it transitions into a rag melody in D minor.