CD: Returning Heroes
brings you more music from the lively ballrooms of the 1860s.
The dance card includes quadrilles and contra medleys plus couples dances and
the Grand March. Spare Parts has expanded the orchestra to flute, piano, first and second
violins, brass, mandolin, banjo and string bass.
The Civil War Ballroom
transports you to the lively ballrooms of the 1860s.
This charming and danceable CD portrays a
typical evening's program of popular tunes. The orchestra
includes piano, flute, cornet, three violins, mandolin, viola and string bass.
The Civil War Ballroom Band Book
supplies sheet music for The Civil War Ballroom CD and more: enough for two
full-length Victorian balls. Harmony parts are provided for over half
the music. All music is from mid-19th century sources; source information
is included along with lists of additonal tunes and resources.
Dances for the Civil War Ballroom
Instructions for all dances on the recording: waltz, polka, schottische, galop,
Grand March, Soldier's Joy, Gothic Dance, Spanish Dance, La Tempete, The Lancers Quadrille
and the Virginia Reel. Plus explanations of mid-nineteenth-century
ballroom etiquette and refreshments.
CD: Dancing by the Shore: Victorian Music from Nahant
features lively dance melodies from the Nahant Historical Society's archives. (Sales of
this CD benefit the Nahant Historical Society.) Liz and Bill are joined by Ruthie Dornfeld on violin.
CD: Now Tango evokes the
toe-tapping Ragtime era with one-steps, blues, foxtrots, raggy waltzes and
the Half & Half. CD includes two solo piano rags plus five tangos; Liz (flute) and Bill
(piano) are joined by Ruthie Dornfeld on violin.