The march Two Step Cleophawas published in 1902, at the beginning of the middle period of Joplin`s creative work. The piece shows the characteristic feature of a march: It makes little use of syncopations and should therefore be played in a faster tempo. In order to take full advantage of the saxophone quartet´s range, this arrangement is not written in F major – as in the original – but in D flat major
He graduated from the Music Academy of Basel/Switzerland with the saxophone as his main subject. As one of the founding members of the Quatuor de Saxophones du Rhin, he arranges the quartet´s complete repertory apart from writing his own compositions. Olivier Jaquiéry teaches saxophone at the Music Academies of Muttenz and Birsfelden as well as at the Hochschule für Pädagogik beider Basel (Basel College of Education) in Switzerland.