Grace and Beauty

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Cover page to the sheet music. Full sheet music available at Wikisource.

"Grace and Beauty" is a classic rag composed by James Scott and published by John Stillwell Stark in 1909.

The A section starts out with a rising melody that slowly descends through repeated patterns. Like many of Scott's rags, the C and D sections contain the echo device reminiscent of the ring shout spirituals of the 19th century, while the B section uses a melodic variation of this device.[1]


  • Jasen, David A.; Trebor Jay Tichenor (1989). Rags and Ragtime: A Musical History. Dover. pp. 114–115. ISBN 0-486-25922-6. 
  1. ^ "Perfessor Bill Edwards - Classic Ragtime Composers". Retrieved 2010-07-24. 

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