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Felix Burns published a number of dance albums, each containing a complete evening's programme of traditional dances. The varied programmes include tunes of different moods, from light waltzes and easy saunters, to dramatic tangos, brisk military two-steps and lively Schottisches. The dance albums usually included a country dance and Sir Roger de Coverley, and always ended with God Save The King.
The pieces are eminently accessible, and suitable for players looking for easy to intermediate pieces to extend their repertoire; though originally written for piano, with other band parts separately available, most of the pieces adapt superbly to the very different style of the accordion.
Most of the pieces could be played on a 48 bass box; there are occasional diminished and augmented chords, which could be substituted with the major or 7th chord.
Please click on the links for the individual pieces to hear audio samples.
The 21 pieces in this album are:
The Angelus Bell (Waltz)
The Kangaroo (Barn dance)
Coronation Blue (Lancers)
Windsor Castle (Valse Cotillon)
The Scouts' Patrol (Two-step)
Queen Mary (Veleta waltz)
Table Bay (Schottische)
The Cherry Pickers (Military two-step)
The Granite City (Highland Schottische)
Pageant of Empire (Quadrilles)
The Royal Standard (Mazurka)
The Sandow (Skipping rope dance)
Spanish Waltz (country dance)
Sailor's hornpipe (Circassian circle)
The Lochnagar (Strathspey)
Sauchiehall Street (Reel)
Ballybunnion (Irish jig)
Haymakers (Country Dance)
Sir Roger de Coverley
God Save the King
If you buy this product, you will be able to download a Zip file containing a separate file of sheet music (PDF) for each piece, with audio file (Midi) for each piece, as listed.
The pieces are also available individually on this site; please check out our offers to make sure you get the best price.
Please note that the audio files and sample audio files on this site are generated from the sheet music; they will give you a good idea of how the tune goes, but will not necessarily capture the spirit of it.
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