Contrast & Continuum Vol. II
Music for Creative Dance series
By Eric Chappelle
Recordings of dance accompaniment music featuring contrasts in tempo, texture, and other musical elements which correspond to the elements of dance. Includes ideas for creative dance (by Anne Greene Gilbert) that coordinate with her book, Creative Dance for All Ages (item 805110, available separately).
For all ages.
Whales: alternating sections of music with no beat and music in 3/4 time.
Bee Beat: continuous up-tempo music in 4/4 time.
Checkerboard: theme & variations with pauses, with contrasting tempos & dynamics.
Weavers: continuous music in 4/4 time
Pizzah!: 8 count phrases that are repeated with a 4 count pause between phrases.
Pharaoh's Waltz: continuous music in 3/4 time.
Pathway Puzzle: 3 contrasting melodies, each ending with a falling effect.
Skippy Ska: swinging 4/4 piece in the Jamaican ska style.
Ski Reel: melody is Ross' Reel #4 - New England contra dance tune.
Pastorale: quiet, meditative vocal piece.
Caribbean Leaps: continuous up-tempo in 4/4.
Little Bolero: short bolero.
Travel Notes - a suite: American Fiddler, Andean Altitude, Saharan Campsite, Indian Incense, Balinese Mask, Koto Moment, Celtic Knot (world variations on a theme).
Circular Journey: narrative musical form suggesting moving from different emotions.
Potpourri 2: musical fragments from the previous pieces, with pauses between the sections.
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