This early ragtime composition was first published in 1917 by George Gershwin. Because the young Gershwin (18 at the time) was a relatively unknown composer, he added the name of Tin Pan Alley pianist, Will Donaldson to the work. Rialto Ripples is very much in keeping with the ragtime syncopation typical of that era, a style the Gershwin embraced and carried into many of his other compositions.
This arrangement by Gary Bricault provides the musicians the opportunity to experience the wonderful ragtime music of the Tin Pan Alley era. A great piece for an encore or to give variety to a heavy program. Instrumentation is sopranino, 2 soprano, 2 alto, 2 tenor, 2 baritone and optional bass saxophone.