Original Music for Ballet Class - Volume 7

by ballet pianist
Michael Roberts

 

Original Music for the Ballt Class - Volume 7 CD by Michael Roberts

             

Michael Roberts' CD is 76+ minutes long with 36 tracks.  The Barre exercises repeat a track for the second side and are arranged by Margaret Graham Hills, former member of the Sadlers Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet) and Claire Bloom, a former member of the Israel National Opera Ballet. Center Practice combinations (tracks 24 -36) are arranged by Michael Roberts.  Selections are original piano compositions.

Michael Roberts was born in Sussex, England. He began playing the piano at age four. From 1967 to 1975 Michael was production stage manager for Harold Prince in London's West End. He has been accompanying and composing for dance for over three decades. Michael has played for such notables as Finis Jhung, Stanley Holden, David Howard, Juliet Prowse, Mark Morris, Alvin Alley, American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Mikhail Baryshnikov. He has produced four ballet Class CD's and one Modern Dance CD. Currently he is music and technical coordinator for the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute at the Colburn School for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles California.

In 2004 Michael was awarded a special Lester Horton award.

 

Selections Include:

 

Barre Exercises

 

 

Time

Demos

1.

Plies

2 bar intro 4/4 slow

32 bar + 8 bar Balance

2:41

Track 1&2

2.

Plies (repeat)

 

 

2:41

Track 1&2

3.

Battements Tendus

2 bar intro 4/4 slow

64 bars (2nd half faster)

2:48

 

4.

Battements Tendus (repeat)

 

 

2:48

 

5.

Battements Tendus

2 bar intro 4/4 moderate

32 bars

1:19

 

6.

Battements Tendus (repeat)

 

 

1:19

 

7.

Battements Glisses (Mazurka)

4 bar intro 3/4 moderate

64 bars (2nd half faster)

1:46

Track 7&8

8.

Battements Glisses (Mazurka)-repeat

 

 

1:46

Track 7&8

9.

Rond de Jambes a Terre

4 bar intro 3/4 moderate

128 bars

4:56

 

10.

Rond de Jambes a Terre (repeat)

 

 

4:56

 

11.

Battements Fondus (Tango)

2 bar intro 4/4 slow

64 bars

2:54

 

12.

Battements Fondus (Tango) -repeat

 

 

2:54

 

13.

Battements Frappes

2 bar intro 4/4 moderate

32 bars

1:09

 

14.

Battements Frappes (repeat)

 

 

1:09

 

15.

Rond de Jambes en L'air

4 bar intro 3/4 moderate

64 bars

1:53

 

16.

Rond de Jambes en L'air (repeat)

 

 

1:53

 

17.

Petits Battements

4 bar intro 2/4 fast

64 bars

1:00

 

18.

Petits Battements (repeat)

 

 

1:00

 

19.

Adage

4 bar intro 3/4 slow

64 bars

2:49

 

20.

Adage (repeat)

 

 

2:49

 

21.

Grande Battements

2 bar intro 6/8 moderate

64 bars

1:56

Track 21& 22

22.

Grande Battements (repeat)

 

 

1:56

Track 21& 22

23.

Stretch

4 bar intro 3/4 slow

64 bars

2:44

 

 

Center Practice

 

 

 

 

24.

Port de Bras

4 bar intro 3/4 moderate

64 bars

2:24

 

25.

Battements Tendu

2 bar intro 4/4 moderate

32 bars

1:16

 

26.

Pirouettes

4 bar intro 3/4 moderate

64 bars

1:55

 

27.

Pirouettes

4 bar intro 3/4 moderate

64 bars

1:46

 

28.

Adage #1

2 bar intro 4/4 slow

64 bars

3:31

 

29.

Adage #2 (Bolero)

2 bar intro 3/4 moderate

64 bars

2:56

 

30.

Allegro #1

4 bar intro 2/4 fast

32 bars

0:29

Track 30

31.

Allegro #2 (Hornpipe)

4 bar intro 2/4 moderate

64 bars

0:42

 

32.

Allegro #3 (Grande Waltz)

4 bar intro 3/4 moderate

128 bars

2:11

 

33.

Tours en Diagonale

4 bar intro 2/4 fast

128 bars

2:14

 

34.

Petite Batterie

4 bar intro 2/4 fast

32 bars

0:25

 

35.

Grande Battements

2 bar intro 4/4 moderate

16 bars

0:47

 

36.

Port de Bras / Reverence

4 bar intro 3/4 slow

32 bars

1:29

 

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Original Music for the Ballet Class - Vol 7 is $23.00 for the CD.


See Michael's other CDs:

Dancing Fingers - Vol 8
Music for Ballet Class - Vol 4

Original Music for the Ballet Class - Vol 7
Original Music for the Modern Dance Class - Vol 1
Between the Barres
Dancing Scores
English Impressions


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