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Sunflower Slow Drag

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Scott Joplin
Scott Hayden

Scott Joplin and Scott Hayden (arr. John R. Bourgeois)

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet (optional)
C Trumpet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Piano (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The music in Sunflower Slow Drag is full of gaiety and sunshine, having the chipper emotional character found in many of Joplin’s happiest compositions. After a brief introductory passage, the jaunty main theme appears in all its ragtime cheer, typical of Joplin’s works. The closing is especially reminiscent of the close of his more famous The Entertainer, with big, celebratory chords leading to the second section of both works. While not as well known, this cheerful four-minute work deserves all the fame and popularity as the better-known The Entertainer.

- Program note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Joplin, S.; Hayden, S,.; Bourgeois, J. (2010). Sunflower Slow Drag [score]. Wingert-Jones Music: Paoli, Penn.