This update has 12 new sequences. The compositions are by a handful of composers. Included is Mississippi Rag by W. H. Krell which was the first published composition labeled as a rag.
The best format to enjoy ragtime is the live performance. Next best is the CD recording. The least enjoyable is the midi sequence which generally lacks the sparkle that comes with live performances and recordings. But live performances and recordings don't offer anywhere near the breadth of ragtime that the midi sequences do.
With this update, we have added a "live performance" recorded in the midi format by our editor Greenfield Bowie. You can hear two versions of George Botsford's Black and White Rag. One is the plain vanilla version by Colin MacDonald and the other is the arrangement and live perfomance by Greenfield Bowie.
19th Update: This is the 19th update to this site which was launched on October 27, 1996. The previous update was made on 09May00. A grateful thank you goes to Greenfield Bowie for his helpful editing of the new sequences. In the latter part of 1996, Greenfield volunteered to edit the files on the web site. He has edited all 426 sequences on the site. He is a patient but persistent taskmaster. I feel that the quality of the sequencing has greatly improved and hope that you concur. If you do, please drop Greenfield a note at: dgbowie@GreenfieldBowie.comNew and Revised Files
You can download all of these files by clicking here. This produces a zipped file of 92,000 bytes which expands to 284,000 bytes.
A Black Bawl - 1905 - Harry C. Thompson
Black and White Rag - 1908 - George Botsford
Black and White Rag - 1908 - George Botsford arranged and played by Greenfield Bowie
Cole Smoak - 1906 - Clarence H. St. John
That Demon Rag - 1912 - Russell Smith
Encore Rag - 1912 - Tad Fischer
Felix Rag - 1910 - H. H. McSkimming
Florida Rag - 1905 - George L. Lowry
Jungle Time - 1909 - E. Philip Severin
Louisiana Rag - Two Step - 1897 - Theo. H. Northup
Mississippi Rag - 1897 - W. H. Krell
Sleepy Hollow Rag - 1918 - Clarence Woods
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This website lives on,
in memory of
Colin “Mac” MacDonald,
who passed away on March 31, 2008
after a long struggle with cancer.