Ragtime (Version 1)

Ragtime (Version 1)
This sweeping musical portrait of early twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream.

Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright, Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Called by TIME Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America.

The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, drawing upon many musical styles, from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America, Ragtime is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike!

Concert Selections for Ragtime (Version 1)

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • OUR CHILDREN
    From
    RAGTIME-VERSION 1-BROADWAY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Stephen Flaherty
    Lyrics by
    Lynn Ahrens
    Orchestrated by
    William David Brohn
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo), Reed 2 (Oboe), Reed 3 (Eb Clarinet), Reed 4 (Bb Clarinet, Flute), 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, 2 Percussion, 3 Keyboards, Harp, Banjo, (16) Violins, (7) Violas, (6) Cello, (5) Bass, Full Score, 2 Piano Vocal Scores.
  • RAGTIME OPENING
    From
    RAGTIME-VERSION 1-BROADWAY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    15 min 25 sec
    Music by
    STEPHEN FLAHERTY
    Lyrics by
    LYNN AHRENS
    Orchestrated by
    WILLIAM DAVID BROHN
    Instrumentation
    1 Banjo, 5 Bass, 6 Cello, 1 Harp, 1 Keyboard 1, 1 Keyboard 2, 1 Keyboard 3, 2 Percussion 1, 1 Percussion 3, 2 Piano Vocal Scores, 1 Full Score, 20 vocal books, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 2 Trombones, 2 Trumpets, 1 Tuba, 7 Viola, 17 Violins
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August 15, 2009

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Ragtime materials include 2 alternate keyboard books, to be used with a module supposedly available (separately) from Music Arts Technologies. Each of the two books we got gives a different address and contact info for this company, and neither seems to be any good.Does anybody know anything about this company, or any other available preprogrammed modules, or effective programming, for Ragtime?
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