(Piano solo, Early Advanced) The rags in this collection are early compositions of David Lovrien, written when he was as young as 16 years old. “Interlochen” was written in 1980 and is dedicated to his girlfriend of that summer at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan. It also owes a debt to another friend, Gregory Loselle, whose Broadway-musical-in-progress inspired the trio melody.
“Lewisville” (1987) is subtitled “A Slow Drag” – referring to the specific ragtime dance style and probably not the character of the town of Lewisville, Texas where the composer lived when it was written.
“A Shy Smile” (1979) was written after meeting a particularly cute french horn player in San Antonio, Texas during the TMEA All-State convention. The composer does not remember her name.
- A Shy Smile