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Music, time and politics in the ballet studio

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Just published online, my chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Time in Music, “The politics of musical time in the everyday life of ballet dancers.” Continue reading

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Music theory for (ballet) dancers, the last word for now? Grant’s “Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era”

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I’ve just added Roger Grant’s Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era as my top choice for books on music theory for those interested in music-dance relationships (see my metre and rhythm page for a brief bibliography on … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #16 : Esmeralda male variation music (3h)

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Download the score of the Esmeralda male variation music (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards You can never have enough grand allegro, and this is handy because it’s in a class of pieces that are ballet … Continue reading

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The rarity of truly triple metre

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If you’ve been following this blog recently, you know that I’m a little obsessed with time signature and metre in the 18th & 19th centuries (see Compound errors and  Counting Tchaikovsky). Today, it paid off in company class, when I … Continue reading

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