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Joplin, Scott Bethena – A Concert Waltz sheet music for Piano – The other was Scott Joplin – the 19th Century composer probably I first heard his music, when she used to play his beautiful waltz, Bethena. I am simply not that well-versed in musical notation to understand the nuances intended by a master such as Scott Joplin. Still, I felt a need to at least do this one .

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Such a beautiful instrument! Bethena 7 sheet music. Maybe I will try a piano piece some day. The left hand follows the standard approach of classical waltzeswith a bass note followed by two mid-range chords, and in addition there are some contrapuntal passages [24] where two melodies move independently scoyt complement each other harmonically. As a child, I remember reading — or think I remember — that Joplin had died in an asylum of a broken heart when his opera, Treemonisha, was not given any attention.

Bethena (Joplin, Scott) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Moreover, I could not figure out how to depict that notation! I played watered down versions of the classics for my piano lessons, but left to my own devices, there were two composers I loved and wanted to master — one was Eric Satie, whose Gymnopedies I staggered through for my GCSE music exam. It also reminds the musician that the melody should normally be sung or played a bit louder than the harmony parts, joppin the benefit of the listener. Thank you, in return for doing that as I know it can be very time-consuming!

Berlin speculates that at this point in his career, despite the fame brought by the Maple Leaf RagJoplin was joplib to arrange favorable terms with publishers; for example Joplin announced in July the completion of the song “You Stand Good with Me, Babe” jpplin was never published, and no copies of the song have ever been found.

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Bethena – A Concert Waltz

Hope this helps, and again jolin for the upload. This is just my idea, don’t know if it would actually work. Thank you very much for your thorough response!

I have sped up and slowed down to give it a more “human” feel and while some of the pauses might seem long, I felt that since it is most likely a tribute to his late wife whom some speculate was nicknamed “Bethena”the pauses should be longer and perhaps more pensive. Note that there are additional instructions under betehna “help” button on your arrangement page Audio and video players bethenaa included.

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. The piece combines two different styles of music, the classical waltz and the rag, and has been seen as demonstrating Joplin’s excellence as a classical composer. Compositions such as Bethena, A Concert Waltz and his operas A Guest of Honor and Treemonisha indicate that he was trying to be taken seriously as a composer.

Then I go ahead and develop my men’s voices arrangements off of those. The system didn’t allow me to add more notes to a the second-voice without the top note B shifting to being right on top of the first voice note also a B but of shorter duration–an eighth note.

It is not clear what the composition’s reception was at the koplin, and the piece’s publication by a company which had little previous experience of this endeavour indicate that there was little positive impact on the composer’s financial problems.

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Good job on this!

Jplin on a slave plantation near where Joplin grew up, the plot focuses on an 18 year old black woman, Treemonisha, who leads her community towards salvation, through education. Choose where you want to share: Views Read Edit View history. Tchaikovsky’s Orchestra Works – I.

I have done labors of love in the past. Complete sheet music 7 pages – In the next measure the theme is set against a different harmony before Joplin creates variations. Joplin Bethana A nouveau.

After divorce from his first wife Belle—a “disastrous” relationship underscored by the loss of their infant daughter—Joplin married his year-old second wife Freddie betheena June Berlin believed that Bethena was “an enchantingly beautiful piece that is among the greatest of ragtime waltzes” because of the repeated main theme in G major, the contrapuntal passages, and the harmonies. You are correct about the two different jopljn values. I am currently in a member men’s chorus here in Ft.

Joplin’s principal claim to fame was the publication in of the Maple Leaf Ragwhich became a best-selling instrumental hit, and provided the composer scotg a steady income for the rest of his life from the royalties. You are not connected, choose one of two options to submit your comment: Retrieved 30 May Wonderful website, and this piece is lovely but a bit long if you insist on playing all the repeats!