Here is another rag by Scott Joplin. Enjoy "Pine Apple Rag" which was written in 1908.
Envelope addressed by himself "Parcier et Maître de Chapelle de l'Eglise métropolitaine d'Art de Jesus Conducteur". Parcier is an old word for "partiaire", chosen by Satie to let know that he was regarded as the sharecropper of God.
Before I compose a piece, I walk around it several times, accompanied by myself.
The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest.
We cannot doubt that animals both love and practice music. That is evident. But it seems their musical system differs from ours. It is another school....We are not familiar with their didactic works. Perhaps they don't have any.
I came into the world very young, in an age that was very old.
I am by far your superior, but my notorious modesty prevents me from saying so.
Les CourseLa foule.Le pesage.Achat du programme.Vingt et vingt.Aux rubans.Départ.Ceux qui se dérobent.Les perdants (nez pointus et oreilles tombantes.)Automatic translation derived via deepl.com as I don't speak French and do not have the German text with me to cross-translate):The crowd.Weighing.Purchase of the program.Twenty and twenty.To the ribbons.Departure.The ones who avoid it.The losers (pointed noses and drooping ears.)
La Chasse Entendez-vous le lapin qui chante? Quelle voix! Le rossignol est dans son terrier. Le hibou allaite ses enfants. Le marcassin va se marier. Moi, j’abats des noix à coups de fusil.Roughly: “Do you hear the rabbit singing? What a voice! The nightingale is in its burrow. The owl is nursing its young. The wild boar is going to get married. And me, I’m knocking down nuts with rifle shots.
"What I Am: Everyone will tell you I am not a musician. That is correct. From the beginning of my career I immediately considered myself a phonometrographer. My works are pure phonometry." (Erik Satie)