Contemporary Ragtime Compositions by
Matthew Liver

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Matthew Liver (Mateusz Watroba) is a Polish ragtime composer and performer. Born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1971, he has been a ragtime fan since 1983 when he first heard James Scott's "Grace and Beauty".
Matthew has sent the following compositions for posting on this website.
The MIDI files are all live performances, played by the composer.

You can send e-mail to Matthew at the following e-mail address :
matpat71 "at(@)" yahoo.com
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Sheet Music is available for these compositions!

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MIDI Files

These midi files were sequenced by Matthew Liver (Mateusz Watroba), and are made available here with the permission of the composer.
Comments about the pieces are also those of Matthew Liver.
   Youthful Feelings    copyright 1992
   [composition 6] I wrote it impressed by a beautiful spring day.
   Far From Home    copyright 1992
   [composition 11] Actually, the distance from home was 230 kilometers (145 miles).
   Cyrkowe Dziewczyny (Girls from the circus)   copyright 1992
   [composition 12] - it has got a Polish title "Cyrkowe dziewczyny" which means - "Girls from the circus". It was composed on the 19th of November 1992.
   Moody Night    copyright 1992
   [composition 13]
   Perfection    copyright 1992
   [composition 14] The title expresses my attitude towards this composition at that time.
   Good Old Times    copyright 1993
   [composition 15] By "Good Old Times" I mean the early ragtime era, because this composition is similar in style.
   Wistful Thoughts    copyright 1993
   [composition 17] The girl I loved was about to marry another man and she invited me to the wedding. However, the closing strain is rather optimistic.
   In October  copyright 1993
   [composition 22] - "In October" was composed really in October 1993
   Flame of Love    copyright 1994
   [composition 24]
   Grace of Winter   copyright 1994 * NEW * added 10/15/99
   [Composition 25] - "Grace of winter" was composed in January 1994
   Missing Happiness   copyright 1994
   [composition 28]
   Sweet Expectation   copyright 1995
   [composition 31]
   Satisfaction in Love   copyright 1995
   [Composition 32] - "Satisfaction in love" seems to be in consequence with "Sweet expectation" and was composed on the 17th of February 1995.
   Summer Afternoon   copyright 1995
   [Composition 34] - titled "Summer afternoon" was composed on the 1st of June 1995.
   Grief and Sorrow   copyright 1995
   [Composition 35] - "Grief and sorrow" is my only composition with closing strain in minor key. It was composed on the 1st of September 1995.
   In Joyful Mood   copyright 1996
   [Composition 36] - "In joyful mood" was composed on the 16th of March 1996
   Summer Day   copyright 1996
   [Composition 37] - "Summer day" was composed in summer 1996
   Sorrow and Joy   copyright 1997
   [Composition 38] - "Sorrow and joy" - express my reflections on looking for love of one's life and finding it. It is a syncopated waltz which begins in minor key and ends optimistically.Composed in March 1997
   Sunset in May   copyright 1997
   [Composition 39] - "Sunset in May" was composed in spring 1997.
   Queen of the Evening   copyright 1997
   [Composition 40] - "Queen of the evening" was composed in summer 1997
   For Dorothy   copyright 1998 * NEW * added 10/15/99
   [Composition 41] - "For Dorothy" was composed in January 1998. The girl for whom I wrote it (Dorothy) is my wife now and we are very happy together.

Classic Rags Played Live by Matthew Liver

This midi file of "Ethiopia" by Joseph F. Lamb, was sequenced by Matthew Liver.
Ethiopia Rag (1909)

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