“The Leveret, A Ragtime Fantasie” by Jim Dee

Jim Dee
Jim Dee
Feb 21, 2018 · 1 min read
“A hare looking through leaves of grass and plants into the camera” by Gary Bendig on Unsplash

The video above is a ragtime-based piece I’ve been working on called “The Leveret,” which I’ve orchestrated here for piano, violin, cello, and glockenspiel. To give the piece some narrative, let’s say that we start out in F with a classic-rag-inspired summertime frolic, move from that wonderment into a dark, breathy autumnal theme, reprise the initial dance (with some revisions), burrow into a slow, introspective winter theme in Eb, and then finally emerge, celebrating the resurgence of Spring with a joyous, new ragtime dance that pays homage to the original, yet blazes new ground, this time in F#. At some point, I’ll post the orchestration, or at least the piano score, here as well.


✍🏻 Jim Dee maintains his personal blog, “Hawthorne Crow,” and a web design blog, “Web Designer | Web Developer Magazine.” He also contributes to various Medium.com publications. Find him at JPDbooks.com, his Amazon Author page, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium, or via email at Jim [at] ArrayWebDevelopment.com. His latest novel, CHROO, is available on Amazon.com. If you enjoy humorous literary tales, please grab a copy!

Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

Jim Dee

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Jim Dee

Writer from PDX, and owner of Array Web Development http://www.arraywebdevelopment.com/

Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

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