Rosebud March, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin (arr. Ted R. Marcus)

General Info

Year: 1905 / 2018
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Ted R. Marcus
Cost: Score and Parts - $40.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Scott Joplin (1868-1917) is best known for his piano rags. But he also wrote songs, waltzes, and marches for piano, the mainstays of publishers' catalogs in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Rosebud Café was a popular gathering place for African-Americans in St. Louis, Missouri, at the turn of the 20th century. It offered an eatery, bar, dance hall, and brothel. It was also a performance venue for ragtime pianists, including Joplin. Its owner, Tom Turpin, was also a composer of piano rags. Joplin wrote The Rosebud March for piano in 1905 and dedicated it to Turpin. Joplin deftly captures the style of band marches of that era with a piece that sounds more like Sousa than Joplin.

- Program note by Ted R. Marcus


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


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