Music for Ballet Class - Songs from the 1940s

mp3 album of songs from the 1940s arranged for a full ballet class

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Barre exercises

 

1 Come Sunday (Warm up), 4/4, 128 counts, 2:52 (Duke Ellington)

2 But Beautiful (Plié), 4/4, 128 counts, 3:16 (Jimmy Van Heusen)

3 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) (Tendu), 4/4, 64 counts, 1:50 (Jimmy Davis)

4 Paper Doll (Tendu), 4/4, 64 counts, 1:36 (Johnny S. Black)

5 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Tendu), 4/4, 128 counts, 2:08 (Duke Ellington)

6 I’m Beginning to See the Light (Jeté), 4/4, 64 counts, 0:55 (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James)

7 Groovin’ High (Jeté), 4/4, 64 counts, 0:46 (Dizzy Gillespie)

8 Take Five (Jeté in 5/4), 5/4, 32 counts, 1:13 (Paul Desmond)

9 In a Sentimental Mood (Rond de jambe à terre), 3/4, 64 counts, 2:08 (Duke Ellington)

10 Nature Boy (Fondu), 4/4 tango, 128 counts, 2:35 (Eden Ahbez)

11 Tuxedo Junction (Frappé), 4/4, 64 counts, 0:48 (Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson, Julian Dash)

12 Four Brothers (Frappé), 4/4, 64 counts, 0:52 (Jimmy Giuffre)

13 God Bless the Child (Rond de jambe en l’air with port de bras), 3/4, 64 + 16 + 64 + 16 counts, 3:42 (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.)

14 Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil) (Petit battement), 4/4, 64 counts, 1:10 (Ary Barroso)

15 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (Adagio), 4/4, 128 counts, 3:09 (William “Pat” Best)

16 Take the “A” Train (Grand battement), 4/4, 64 counts, 1:09 (Billy Strayhorn)

 

Center exercises

 

 17 We’ll Meet Again (Tendu), 4/4, 256 counts, 4:05 (Ross Parker, Hughie Charles)

 18 When You Wish Upon a Star (Adagio), 4/4, 128 counts, 3:18 (Leigh Harline)

 People Will Say We’re in Love (from “Oklahoma”) (Pirouettes – Waltz), 3/4, 192 counts, 3:20 (Richard Rodgers)

20 Bésame Mucho (Pirouettes – Tango), 4/4, 160 counts, 3:13 (Consuelo Velázquez)

21 How High the Moon (Small jumps), 2/4, 128 counts, 1:18 (Morgan Lewis)

22 How High the Moon (Small jumps), 6/8, 128 counts, 1:18 (Morgan Lewis)

23 You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You (Small jumps), 2/4, 256 counts, 2:20 (Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, James Cavanaugh)

24 Donna Lee (Allegro), 4/4, 128 counts, 1:34 (Charlie Parker)

25 You Are My Sunshine (Allegro), 4/4, 128 counts, 1:53 (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell)

26 I Could Write a Book (Allegro), 4/4, 128 counts, 1:01 (Richard Rodgers)

27 No Moon (Young Love) (Allegro), 4/4, 128 counts, 1:38 (Erroll Garner)

28 You’ll Never Walk Alone (Grand allegro), 3/4, 160 counts, 2:52 (Richard Rodgers)

29 Amor (Coda), 4/4, 128 counts, 2:15 (Gabriel Ruiz)

30 As Time Goes By (Reverence), 4/4, 64 counts, 2:17 (Herman Hupfeld)