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Neo-Ragtime / Brian Dykstra, composer and pianist

Audio Samples

>Dykstra, Brian : Cordova Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Old Powell Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : The National Pastime, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Curly Maple Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Lancashire Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Lemon Grass Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Mixon Hall Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Meant To Be, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Belle Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Kokopelli's Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Interlude, for violin, saxophone & piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Umgawa Rag, for violin, saxophone & piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Delphinium Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Spring Beauties, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Love Song
>     Woman in a Large Straw Hat, Gardening, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : A Rag for New Orleans, September 2005, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Rio Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Little Waltz for My Beautiful Daughter, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Sunny Trails Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Caffeinated Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Let's Go Together, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : A Winter Waltz, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Hopeful Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Two-Sided Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Pastorale, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Bold Adventures, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : November's Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Here in My Heart, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Greater Liberation Rag, for piano

Album Summary

>Dykstra, Brian : Cordova Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Old Powell Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : The National Pastime, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Curly Maple Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Lancashire Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Lemon Grass Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Mixon Hall Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Meant To Be, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Belle Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Kokopelli's Rag, for ensemble
>Dykstra, Brian : Interlude, for violin, saxophone & piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Umgawa Rag, for violin, saxophone & piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Delphinium Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Spring Beauties, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Love Song
>Dykstra, Brian : A Rag for New Orleans, September 2005, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Rio Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Little Waltz for My Beautiful Daughter, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Sunny Trails Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Caffeinated Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Let's Go Together, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : A Winter Waltz, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Hopeful Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Two-Sided Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Pastorale, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Bold Adventures, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : November's Rag, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Here in My Heart, for piano
>Dykstra, Brian : Greater Liberation Rag, for piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
The performers are all top notch. They are mainly from the Cleveland area, including musicians and faculty with the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Institute of Music. There are no problems of technique, pitch, execution, or anything else.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Audio Recording Sutdios, Bentleyville, Ohio; Mixon Hall (2009-2011).



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Works Details

>Dykstra, Brian : Cordova Rag, for ensemble
  • Performers: Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute); James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Dykstra, Brian : Old Powell Rag, for ensemble
  • Performers: Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo); Stephen Warner (Violin); James Umble (Saxophone); Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Dykstra, Brian : The National Pastime, for ensemble
  • Performers: Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute); James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Dykstra, Brian : Curly Maple Rag, for ensemble
  • Performers: Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute); James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Dykstra, Brian : Lancashire Rag, for ensemble
  • Performers: James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo); Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Dykstra, Brian : Lemon Grass Rag, for ensemble
  • Performers: Katherine DeJongh (Flute); James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Kyra Kester (Piccolo)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Dykstra, Brian : Mixon Hall Rag, for ensemble
  • Performers: Stephen Warner (Violin); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo); Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute); James Umble (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Dykstra, Brian : Meant To Be, for ensemble
  • Performers: Kyra Kester (Piccolo); Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute); James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Dykstra, Brian : Belle Rag, for ensemble
  • Performers: Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo); James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Dykstra, Brian : Kokopelli's Rag, for ensemble
  • Performers: Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo); James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Dykstra, Brian : Interlude, for violin, saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Greg Banaszak (Saxophone); Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute); James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Dykstra, Brian : Umgawa Rag, for violin, saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Barrick Stees (Bassoon); Brian Dykstra (Piano); Carolyn Warner (Piano); Katherine DeJongh (Flute); James Umble (Saxophone); Stephen Warner (Violin); Robert Woolfrey (Clarinet); Kyra Kester (Piccolo); Greg Banaszak (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Dykstra, Brian : Delphinium Rag, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Dykstra, Brian : Spring Beauties, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Dykstra, Brian : Love Song :: Woman in a Large Straw Hat, Gardening, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Dykstra, Brian : A Rag for New Orleans, September 2005, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Dykstra, Brian : Rio Rag, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Dykstra, Brian : Little Waltz for My Beautiful Daughter, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1988

>Dykstra, Brian : Sunny Trails Rag, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Dykstra, Brian : Caffeinated Rag, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Dykstra, Brian : Let's Go Together, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Dykstra, Brian : A Winter Waltz, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1987

>Dykstra, Brian : Hopeful Rag, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Dykstra, Brian : Two-Sided Rag, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Dykstra, Brian : Pastorale, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Dykstra, Brian : Bold Adventures, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Dykstra, Brian : November's Rag, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Dykstra, Brian : Here in My Heart, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Dykstra, Brian : Greater Liberation Rag, for piano
  • Performer: Brian Dykstra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005