Sheet Music: The Easy Winners

TitleThe Easy Winners
A Ragtime Two Step
ComposerScott Joplin (1867–1917)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA-flat major
RangeC4–Db6
Time signature2/4
Tempo76 BPM
Performance time4:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-02-28
Last updated2010-02-28
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Sunday 28 February 2010

Tune of the Day: The Easy Winners

A Ragtime Two Step by Scott Joplin

Written in 1901, “The Easy Winners” is one of Scott Joplin's most popular works. Quite unusually for Joplin, he chose to publish the piece himself. Why his usual publisher, John Stark, didn't publish the rag is not known for certain.

In any case, many commentators believe “The Easy Winners”, which is something of a celebration of the sporting world, particularly horse racing, to be one of Joplin's greatest rags. Certainly it was one of his most popular right from the beginning; it was one of only four Joplin pieces to be recorded before 1940.