The composer writes, "The project of composing a large
collection of dance etudes was inspired by a history
and environment surrounded by the Arts. As a musician,
I have had the desire to understand dance movement as
it relates to musical tempo, meter, inflection, style,
etc. The origins of these dances go hand in hand with
the musical accompaniments that historically link these
two art forms. There is no dance without the music."
72 dance etudes have been composed ranging in style from
the Chaconne and the Allemande to the Lindy Hop and the
Hula Dance. The complete Table of Contents is listed as
a PDF sample below. Each etude is 1-2 pages long and
contains a variety of technical and interpretive
demands. A wide range of both major and minor key
signatures are used. These etudes are a unique and
important musical study.
"Dance Etudes for Bassoon" Table of Contents:
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