Scott Joplin himself is said to have claimed that Maple Leaf Rag was going to make him "King of Ragtime Composers" and it was both the first of his compositions to reach a wide audience and went on to be his most enduring hit. He returned to Maple Leaf rag in later years using his greater musical skills and experience to develop it into the more refined Gladiolus Rag which we present here.
This arrangement is also available as part of the collection: A Bundle of Rags
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