Charles Mathews

Charles Mathews: Music for Ballet Class Volume 1 CD

The Music for Ballet Classes series is a collection of CDs designed to provide dancers and dance teachers with all the music necessary for a complete classical ballet class. Each compilation includes a selection of musical pieces in a variety of styles and tempi, all featuring the sound of a Yamaha C3 Neo grand piano. Every track has been tailored to last for an even number of musical counts, and each track starts with a four bar introduction. Exercises at the barre are repeated on the following track for ease of running.

Track 1 - REVERENCE - 3/4
Improvised by Charles Mathews
Tracks 2+3 - WARMUP AT THE BARRE - 4/4
"I'm in the Mood for Love" by J. McHugh & D. Fields
Tracks 4+5 - PLIES - 3/4
"Notturno" A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn
Tracks 6+7 - BATTEMENT TENDU & PLIE - 4/4
"Là ci darem la mano" by Mozart
Tracks 8+9 - BATTEMENT TENDU - 2/4
"El Choclo" by Angel Villoldo
Tracks 10+11 - BATTEMENT JETE - 2/4
"Paragon Rag" by Scott Joplin
Tracks 12+13 - BATTEMENT JETE (FAST) - 6/8
"Die Schönbrunner" by J. Lanner
Tracks 14+15 - ROND DE JAMBE A TERRE - 3/4
"Nocturne in G" by Chopin
Tracks 16+17 - BATTEMENT FONDU - 2/4
"La Paloma" by Sebastian Yradier
Tracks 18+19 - BATTEMENT FRAPPE - 2/4
"The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin
Tracks 20+21 - PETIT BATTEMENT - 2/4
"Chicken Reel" - Traditional fiddle tune
Tracks 22+23 - ADAGE - 4/4
"Polovtsian Dance" by Borodin
Tracks 24+25 - GRAND BATTEMENT - 4/4
"Pirate Chorus" by Gilbert and Sullivan
Tracks 26+27 - STRETCHING - 4/4
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen
Track 28 - ADAGIO - 4/4
"La fleur que tu m'avais jetée" by Bizet
Track 29 - BATTEMENT TENDU - 4/4
"One" from A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch Track 30 - BATTEMENT FONDU - 2/4
"Habanera" Carmen by Bizet
Track 31 - PIROUETTES - 3/4
"Valse" by Alexandre Tansman
Track 32 - PIROUETTES - 3/4
"Strauss Waltzes (Compilation)" by Johann Strauss
Track 33 - GRAND BATTEMENT - 4/4
"Dance of the Knights" Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev
Track 34 - PETIT CHANGEMENT - 2/4
"The Cascades" by Scott Joplin
Track 35 - ASSEMBLE - 6/8
"Spanish Dance" by Charles Mathews
Track 36 - MEDIUM JUMPS - 6/8
"Wilder Reiter" by Schumann
Track 37 - SISSONES - 3/4
"Spanish Dance" by Moskovski
Track 38 - GRAND ALLEGRO - 3/4
"El Jaleo de Xeres" Traditional Spanish Tune
Track 39 - GRAND ALLEGRO - 3/4
"3rd Shade Variation” from La Bayadère by Ludwig Minkus
Track 40 - TOUR EN L’AIR - 4/4
“Act 3 from Napoli" (male solo) by Holger Simon Paulli
Track 41 - TOUR EN L’AIR - 3/4
"Swan Lake Pas de Trois” (male variation) by Tchaikovsky
Track 42 - CODA - 2/4
"Coda from Don Quixote" by Ludwig Minkus
Track 43 - SUR LES POINTES - 2/4
"Polka” by Louis Forgeron
Track 44 - SUR LES POINTES - 2/4
"Flower Festival” (female variation) by Holger Simon Paulli
Track 45 - REVERENCE - 3/4
Improvised by Charles Mathews