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Graceful Ghost Rag (1970)



 Genre: Ragtime

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My performance of perhaps my favorite ragtime composition of all time, the GRACEFUL GHOST RAG (1971) by William Bolcom. It is in Bb minor and contains some pretty stunning harmonic progressions. It also features a recurring Baroque lamento bass line (8 b7 b6 5) supporting the main theme which accounts for some of its sadness. Hope you like.

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Uploaded: Dec 21, 2012 - 04:05:28 PM
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2012 - 08:07:23 PM Last Played: Nov 29, 2018 - 06:36:56 AM
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PaulaMunk said 2497 days ago (December 21st, 2012)
your usual rag. A bit more gentle. Pretty swell. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 2497 days ago (December 21st, 2012)
you have added a graceful element to the rag format - it works well. It has a sadness to it, I think - like something out of a silent movie when the hero is lamenting. Much enjoyed!
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MidiOrleans said 2495 days ago (December 23rd, 2012)
Thanks for sharing all of your lovely music this year!
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lyzak said 2495 days ago (December 23rd, 2012)
First time..
I've never before actively listened through headphones to a rag. Very glad I did. Thanks for posting!
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Name: George Peter Tingley
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Composing and arranging music all my life, I lead a rather quiet existence in the small town of Point Richmond in the San Francisco Bay Area (northern California). I've had an opportunity of studying with some great people - like Nadia Boulanger with... [see more]

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Ragtime is an American musical genre, enjoying its peak popularity around the years 1900?1918. Ragtime is a dance form written in 2/4 or 4/4 time, and utilizing a walking bass, that is, the bass note played legato on the 1-3 beats with a staccato cho

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