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Charles Mathews: Ragtime for Dance CD

Charles Mathews: Ragtime for Dance CD

Ragtime for dance by Charles Mathews includes a selection of rags fast to slow with a couple of waltzes.
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Made popular by Kenneth MacMillan’s 1974 ballet Elite Syncopations, ragtime has enjoyed a strong relationship with dance, both in the studio and on the stage. Its syncopated rhythms and energetic pulse make it perfect for tendus, glissés, frappés and a variety of jumps, as well as music for other forms of dance, such as tap, modern, contemporary and more. Here is a collection of rags by a variety of composers, including James Scott, Joseph Lamb, and of course, Scott Joplin. In this collection, you will find fast rags, medium rags, slow rags and even a couple of ragtime waltzes, which are unusual in that they are in 3/4 time, but feature the same syncopated rhythms that are a hallmark of the much more common 2/4 or 4/4 rag. Every piece has been edited into even phrases of 8 so that they will fit into any dance class or choreography project with ease. The piano used is a Steinway D Concert Grand..

 

Charles Mathews is an experienced ballet and contemporary accompanist, who has worked with teachers and dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet, Elmhurst School for Dance, and DNA3D Dance Company amongst others. As well as playing for classical ballet, Charles also regularly plays and improvises for contemporary dance classes in a variety of dance styles. He also composes for different genres of dance, and has written music for film trailers, computer games, the opening ceremonies of the European Gymnastics Championships and 2011 World Gymnaestrada in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Track 1 - DESECRATION Felix Arndt

Track 2 - RAG SENTIMENTAL James Scott

Track 3 - ELITE SYNCOPATIONS Scott Joplin 

Track 4 - PIANOFLAGE Roy Bargy 

Track 5 - THE ENTERTAINER Scott Joplin 

Track 6 - THE SUFFRAGETTE WALTZ James Scott 

Track 7 - MAPLE LEAF RAG Scott Joplin 

Track 8 - THE EASY WINNERS Scott Joplin 

Track 9 - MAGNETIC RAG Scott Joplin

Track 10 - PLEASANT MOMENTS Scott Joplin 

Track 11 - PARAGON RAG Scott Joplin 

Track 12 - KINKLETS Arthur Marshall 

Track 13 - FIG LEAF RAG Scott Joplin 

Track 14 - THE CASCADES Scott Joplin

Track 15 - PROSPERITY RAG James Scott

Track 16 - TOP LINER RAG Joseph Lamb

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