Scott Joplin - The Entertainer sheet music

We are in a more classical mood today, so we bring in front of you a unique personality – Scott Joplin, together with one of a kind composition - The Entertainer.

Scott Joplin was an African-American composer, music teacher, and pianist, born in 1868 and active between 1895 and 1917.

He is known for his brief career, during which he wrote over 100 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas.

Among his famous pieces, we can name Maple Leaf Rag or The Entertainer.

The free The Entertainer piano sheet music was released in 1902 by Scott Joplin, as sheet music at first.

It is considered a classic piano rag and it was written and composed by Joplin, and also released as piano rolls that would play on player pianos.

The first edition of the song was released by Blue Boys in 1928 and it was played on mandolin and guitar.

The Entertainer is considered a classic of ragtime, with a typical duration of 3:53 minutes, and once released, it was embraced by critics and the public.

The RIAA ranked the song at number 10 on its Songs of the Century list and its adaptation by Marvin Hamlisch reached number 3 on the Billboard pop chart, also spending a week at number 1 on the easy listening chart in 1974.

The song was also used as the theme music for the movie The Sting in 1973 and it has been used in many media like TV shows, commercials, and so on.

Looking into the composition of the free The Entertainer piano sheets, we will learn that the song was formed under the influence of two-step, a form of dance popular until 1911.

The structure is like follows: Intro-AA-BB-A-CC-Intro2-DD and the song was set in the key of C major.

We believe that The Entertainer is a great choice if you are in a classic mood and want to bring joy into your home, so please don’t hesitate in using all the materials we have put at your disposal on our website.

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