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Scott Joplin : Elite Syncopations (piano rag)

Elite Syncopations is one of several popular piano rags by composer Scott Joplin and it was first published in 1902. The "Syncopations" in the title is a direct reference to the bouncing off-beat rhythm which characterises Ragtime Music. In the 1970s the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan launched a ballet called "Elite Syncopations" based on a range of ragtime pieces by Scott Joplin and other composers. The ballet was well received in London and went on to be staged in the US and Canada. The ballet is discussed at the beginning of this youtube video which includes some short excerpts from the ballet.

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Scott Joplin's Elite Syncopations for piano - MP3 & Midi files

The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of Scott Joplin's Elite Syncopations for piano or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of Scott Joplin's Elite Syncopations for piano or alternatively edit/play the midi file.

Scott Joplin's Elite Syncopations for piano - Sheet Music

The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Scott Joplin's Elite Syncopations for piano in PDF format.

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