“Contrast and Continuum Vol. I: Music for Creative Dance” compiled by Eric Chappelle is a CD with recordings of dance accompaniment music featuring contrasts in tempo, texture, and other musical terms which correspond to the elements of dance. This CD 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.
All In One: 2 contrasting melodies
Fiddlers Three: continuous music in 3/4 time
The Add-on Machine: brief motifs entering in succession and accelerating
Lucky Staff: free flow changing into bound flow.
Echo Lady Who: echo song with each section decreasing in length
Chirpa Chirpa: folk melody with drum breaks of increasing length
Skippy: music for skipping, galloping, sliding; second half speeds up
Adagio for 2 Violins: slow continuous music in 4/4 time.
Western East: 2 contrasting melodies changing speed
Jammin' on the Porch: continuous music in 4/4 time
Levelance: changes in pitch - low, high, and medium
Stone Soup: smooth and sharp motifs played simultaneously
The Road to Neah Bay: 3 contrasting melodies
A Tale of 2 Villages: 2 contrasting textures
Oasis: continuous music in sixes
Potpourri: musical fragments from the previous pieces