SUNBURST RAG - JAMES SCOTT (1909)
This is a joyful and exuberant statement by James Scott. Scott's rhythmic clarity and variety are apparent in this composition from one section to the next. The C section seems to have been echoed, whether consciously or unconsciously, about sixty years later in Herb Alpert's "Spanish Flea". This work is beautifully structured, with the B section reappearing at the end, transformed by its modulation up a fourth.