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The Nonpareil

Item nr.: TSPCE19-003

The Nonpareil

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by Scott Joplin; arr. Ralph Hicks

MediumConcert Percussion

2-6 Players

“Nonpareil” in French means “unparalleled.” And in the world of ragtime, Scott Joplin is the “nonpareil” king. In Ralph Hicks’ arrangement of Joplin’s The Nonpareil, the xylophone takes center stage and is supported by an accompanying marimba quartet. This particular rag is characterized by fast octave passages, syncopated or “ragged” rhythms, and various ornaments, making it a great challenge for any daring mallet player. The Nonpareil can be found in The Golden Age of Ragtime, a compilation of five classic ragtime pieces arranged by Ralph Hicks and Eric Rath!

Instrumentation: Soloist: • xylophone Accompaniment: • 2 marimbas* — low A • Piano — can be used with soloist only, or optionally in conjunction w/ marimba quartet accompaniment. 
* One of the low A marimbas can be swapped with a low F marimba (4.5 octave) allowing extended range parts to be performed if a larger instrument is available.

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