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Gamelan Ragtime Dances
One-step, two-step and Cakewalk and possibly even the reel are expected ragtime dance formats but Eygiptia and Dublin Daisies are a rather more unusual.These arrangements are based on MIDI transcriptions of the original sheet music most of which was published ten years either side of 1900 in the USA. Many of the transcriptions in this selection were produced by John Cowell and have been put into the public domain without restrictions on thier use. The arrangements use a digital sample based version of the Indonesian Gamelan together with a selection of digital Marimbas. Through trial and error a consistent set up was developed and then adapted for each recording. We have sought to emphasise the contrast between the two voices of the piano music whilst emphasising the rhythmic content.
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