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Ragtime Drummer, The

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James Lent

James Lent (arr. Cahn)

General Info

Year: 1908 / 1981
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Honeyrock Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $59.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Solo Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

James Lent was the percussionist/trap drummer at the Hippodrome Theater (N.Y.), circa 1911-16. Solos such as The Ragtime Drummer were regularly featured in the theater programs of the early 1900s as they were an ideal vehicle for allowing the theater orchestra musicians of the era to "show their stuff" and were popular with audiences as well.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • State College (Penn.) Area Municipal Band (Ned Deihl, conductor; Rick Hoover, solo snare drum) – 10 April 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Lent, J.; Cahn, W. (1981). The Ragtime Drummer [score]. W.L. Cahn: Holcomb, N.Y.