I. COMMON TIME (4/4)
2:26
The "Gypsy Dance" from my Dracula ballet.


2:41

Love scene. Piano, cello, ending with full orchestra.



2:35



In memoriam. Piano and orchestra.




1:59


Pastoral adagio, major mode. Children playing in a meadow? Perfect for celebrating the end of a pandemic.



1:08



One-minute storm at sea.





II. MEDIUM TEMPO
2:53

Menacing with reminiscence.

From my Dracula ballet.



2:17

Tango from my Dracula ballet.





2:14

Elegant 18th-century social dance. From my Dracula ballet.



1:57

Hymn. Piano only.





III. WALTZY THINGS
3:57
The "Great Waltz" from my Dracula ballet.
2:05

Dreamy, romantic escapism that ends on a note of uncertainty. From my Dracula ballet.

6:02 Triple meter, slow, minor mode. This is basically somebody's life story in six minutes.



2:22



Olde-Timey Slow Waltz. Piano only.



3:33

Slow waltz from my Dracula ballet. The time changes make this a real challenge for dancers.





IV. SLOW TEMPO
1:49



Pensive. Piano only.





1:06



Lament. From my Dracula ballet.




1:25

Nostalgia. Almost rhythmless. From my Dracula ballet.







V. HIGH ENERGY
1:44 "Speaking Easy." Written for Juliane Hiam's play, "Belle of the Books," which was set in roaring-twenties Manhattan.
3:32

Fencing Match.





COMPOSER'S NOTE
If you've ever made a video of yourself dancing and posted it to YouTube or TikTok, only to have it removed because you didn't have permission to use the copyrighted music you danced to, then this page is for you.

Hello. I am David Noel Edwards. Because I create music for dance, I feel special sympathy for dancers when they have to endure prolonged isolation as they have over the last year. Even if they have a way of practicing safely, the season for giving live performances is still months away.
Meanwhile, recording video on a smartphone is easier than ever, and anyone can post their dance performance video to YouTube. All that's needed is some great music. You be the judge. There's a lot of variety in the music on this page. There may be something perfect for you. If so, then it will give me great pleasure to see the way you dance to it.

TERMS OF USE
Copyright 2021 David Noel Edwards. All rights reserved. Dancers may use music on this page in performance videos without paying any fee or royalty. Any other use of this music requires written permission from the composer.


There are nine pieces from my Dracula ballet that I am offering for free. However, if anyone wishes to mount the Dracula ballet in its entirety or wishes to use any of the other music for the ballet that I have not specifically listed here, they will need to seek my permission and may be required to pay a fee.


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