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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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