Custom Chamber Music

Joplin The Entertainer



Scott Joplin wrote 44 piano rags during his career. The ragtime genre essentially ended with the death of Joplin, and the style went out of favor until the 1970s. In 1973, "The Entertainer" was featured in the movie "The Sting" starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, which resulted in an Academy Award for best music and a resurgence of the popularity of ragtime music.

This composition can be played by 3 different combinations of instruments.

A few notes on the parts and instruments:
When you purchase this composition, you will be taken to PayPal to submit your payment. As soon as you pay, you will be able to download all the PDF files immediately. You will have access to every part for each available instrument, in the proper key and clef. You will also get a complete score (in most cases, we include four separate scores with all parts transposed to C, Bb, Eb, and F).
You don't have to purchase each part separately; one single payment covers all the parts you need for the instruments in your ensemble.

We have 2 versions of this composition. Click on the version name to jump to the different versions. Note that each version is purchased separately.



Version v01

Buy Version v01 ($4.99)


This is a charming medium-difficulty arrangement for violin and cello.

Live recording available

Composition: Joplin The Entertainer
Version: v01
Instrumentation: Duet
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: $4.99


Joplin The Entertainer, Version v01
Part Range Available Instruments
Score Full Score in C, Bb, Eb, and F
Part 1 (std) G3 - E6 Violin
Part 2 (std) C2 - E4 Cello


Version v02

Buy Version v02 ($4.99)


This is a more challenging arrangement for solo cello or viola. It has been transposed to a different key to fit the cello range.

Live recording available

Composition: Joplin The Entertainer
Version: v02
Instrumentation: Solo
The original key has been changed to better fit the instruments.
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Challenging
Price: $4.99


Joplin The Entertainer, Version v02
Part Range Available Instruments
Score Full Score in C, Bb, Eb, and F
Part 1 (std) C2 - A4 Cello
Part 1a (8va) C3 - A5 Viola