Ballet Class in America - Vol II

by Stephen Barnes

from the
"Create a Class" Series

Ballet Class in America CD2 

All Original Piano music for the Ballet Class  
Very lyric and sensitive - creating a fluid and ethereal world.

28 tracks plus a 4 minute piece suitable for student performance.
Plus
a booklet of exercise and combination suggestions for each track
and an additional Ballet Class in America idea note pad. 

As with all Create a Class CDs, this disc does not make up and complete ballet class.  Rather, it is a continuing library of musical ideas created at the source - the ballet classroom.  The selections composed in Volume 2 are specifically designed for pointe work.  Ballet en pointe creates the images of floating on air.  When this dance form is combined with light, sparse, and at times, syncopated melodies, dancers are drawn into a fluid ethereal world!

"Stephen create a magical ambience that is so subtle not even professional dancers realize his music has completely focused their bodies and their concentration.  With Steve at the piano, I feel like a great teacher."   Francia Russell, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet

"Stephen Barnes is among a handful of master accompanists whose music enhances and compliments a ballet class.   A rare talent!"   Suki Shorer,  School of American Ballet

Excerpts from Create a Class, Vol 1 were used in long time PNB principal dancer, Patricia Barker's video, Patricia Barker, On Pointe Shoes

Stephen Barnes is the principal company class pianist for
Pacific Northwest Ballet.

 

Selections include:

 

Time Signature

Tempo/description

Time

1.

2/4

fairly quick

.30

2.

2/4

fairly quick

.38

3.

2/4

medium

.20

4.

4 count

sparse

.18

5.

2/4

medium

.20

6.

2/4

quick, light

.31

7.

4/4

air music

.52

8.

2/4

medium

.24

9.

2/4

somewhat quick, light

.20

10.

2/4

somewhat quick

.28

11.

2/4

medium

.37

12.

4/4

medium smoothe

.44

13.

4/4

tango

.50

14.

4/4

tango

.38

15.

4/4

jazzy

.34

16.

2/4

a little fuller sound

.35

17.

2/4

a little fuller sound

.31

18.

2/4

smoothe, pretty

1:02

19.

9/8

light

1:05

20.

4/4

adagio

.53

21.

2/4

adagio, light

.56

22.

4/4

adagio

1:38

23.

'2' pulse

adagio, sparse

1:10

24.

3/4

adagio, darker

1:48

25.

'2' pulse

adagio, sparse

1:10

26.

4/4

medium, slow

.49

27.

3/4

adagio

2:00

28.

 

Performance piece
varying mood and tempo

4:02

TOTAL:  27:45 minutes

The CD is designed for number recording in a cd player with a remote, so that repeat tracks are a simple push of the button.

 

Excerpts of  Ballet Class in America CD 2 are in MP3 format.
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Listening  Play or Download an excerpt of Track 10
Listening  Play or Download an excerpt of Track 15
Listening  Play or Download an excerpt of Track 21
Listening  Play or Download an excerpt of Track 27
Listening  Play or Download an excerpt of Track 28 - performance piece (transition to the ending section)

 

Ballet Class in America CD 2  is $25.00 for the Single CD.

There are 3 Volumes of the Create a Class Series by Stephen Barnes
Ballet Class in America - Vol 1, Ballet Class in America - Vol 2, Ballet Class in America - Vol 3

 


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