Magnetic Rag

Magnetic Rag (Scott Joplin)

for woodwind ensemble

An arrangement of Scott Joplin’s Magnetic Rag, intended for a medium-sized, intermediate-level woodwind group of perhaps 12 – 20 players.  (The piece could be played by a sextet, one-to-a-part, but this would require plenty of stamina!)

Hear some sample snippets (YouTube video – opens in new window)


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Flute/Oboe
  • Part 3: Clarinet in B-flat
  • Part 4: Clarinet in B-flat
  • Part 5: Clarinet in B-flat
  • Part 6: Bassoon  OR  Part 6: Bass Clarinet in B-flat

The set includes optional add-on parts for Easier Flute, Easier Oboe, Low Clarinet in B-flat, Easier Bassoon & Mini-Bassoon in F – ideal if your ensemble contains a few novice players.


Intended primarily for players of ABRSM Grade 4 – 5 standard or above, on the assumption that responsibility for each part is shared by more than one player.

The download consists of 3 PDF files:

  • Useful Extras – How to find what you need; notes for Musical Directors; information on the composer & work
  • Scores – Cover sheet, core score (essential parts only) and full score
  • Parts – complete set of essential and optional parts

Don’t forget to keep a back-up copy of all three files for future reference…e.g. when players need a new copy because they’ve left their music on the bus, or let their dog chew it up…