GRACE AND BEAUTY - JAMES SCOTT (1909)
For me, the is the most lyrical and unusual of the James Scott rags. Scott was known to be the most adept pianist of the major three rag composers, and this is one of his most pianistic, using his octave leaps and arpeggiated `rips', a challenge to arranging it for the guitar, which I resolved through various musical `sleights of hand'. I believe this tune is the embodiment of ragtime elegance.