Alexander John Plowright
About this Song
'The Entertainer' is a 1902 classic piano rag by Scott Joplin. One of the classics of ragtime, it returned to top international prominence as part of the ragtime revival in the 1970s, when it was used as the theme music for the film 'The Sting.' It ranks #10 on the Recording Industry Association of America's 'Songs of the Century' list. It is primarily set in C major, although it modulates to F major in the middle. The 'stride' accompaniment gives it a cheerful, bouncy feel, and the melody is reminiscent of steel-stringed plectrum instruments.
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