Dance Music by Victor Davies
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The works below have been performed on many kinds of concerts. For ideas about how to include them in your programming feel free to contact us.
Explanation of Instrumentation
For all Dance music, contact us to obtain performance rights. For complete list of all Dance music, go to ARCHIVE.
Hunt; Morning; Old Song. A contemporary ballet based on Inuit poetry
Instrumentation: violin, soprano (vocalise) percussion, piano=celeste.
Commissioned by Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers for a CBC TV special.
Choreography: Rachel Browne, Don S. Williams producer.
Score for sale (parts rental) also see Chamber
A one act story ballet. A little girl runs away to the circus and discovers the bright lights, the dark shadows, and finally friendship under the Big Top.
Commissioned by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Choreography, Jacques Lemay; conductor, Earl Stafford.
Story: Janis Dunning and Jacques Lemay;
Toured Canada with 52 performances. Made into a 1 hour CBC TV special directed by Norman Campbell, with numerous showings abroad and in Canada on CBC TV, and BRAVO. Winner of Silver Award Houston World Film and Video Festival 1989.
Intro (Come to The Big Top Song); Overture (The Midway); Aerialists! (Los Pajaros); The Equestrians!; Pranksters/Prelude; Lion Pas de Deux; The Gypsies; Lion Tamer (Apache); Clown Pas de Deux (Make Up Mime); The Snakes; The Joeys! (The Clowns); Madame Fifi and Her Amazing Canine Friends! (The Poodles); Jungle Jeopardy! (The Big Cats); Princess Natya & Her Scimitars; Parade of the Acts; Finale & Bows.
Instrumentation: 2222/4331/timp/3 perc/harp/piano=Dx7/strings. (Also orchestrated for 14 or 36 instruments)
Piano rehearsal score and full score for ballet for sale (orchestra parts - rental)
also see Orchestra for Big Top Suite and CD - The Big Top
“The original score is lively and fresh “. Greg Quill - Toronto Star
“...this is a wonderful eclectic musical score...” Neil Harris - The Winnipeg Free Press
A musical theatre entertainment for soprano, dancers, musician/actors as animals: violin (snake); viola (monkey); cello (elephant); guitar (peacock); horn (lion); percussion (bear); accordion (zebra); and harp. The musicians/animals stage a revolt against the ringmaster (conductor) (the soprano) but are charmed into submission by the mechanical harp.
Difficulty: university, professional.
Commissioned by Sound Stage Canada for the Zagreb Biennial, Lewis Lehman, director.
Performed in Toronto and on tour in Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Rumania and Austria
Rhombus Media CBC TV special.
Musicians play off score – rental.
“...it was a rarity, a contemporary piece with tunes one could whistle...entertainment for children of all ages...”
John Kragland - The Globe & Mail
Classical themes illustrated changing prairie landscapes when danced by
1500 dancers with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet featuring Evelyn Hart.
Commissioned for the opening ceremonies of the Pan American Games.
Autumn Splendor - jazzy & powerful ala Carmina Burana-features the chorus. 2:13
Winter Dreams - a beautiful waltz - magical and evocative of winter’s icy splendor. 2:31
Spring Rhapsody - a peaceful and gentle homage to the season of awakening 2:33
Summer Fire - festive and fun, with a strong salsa beat! 2:33
Instrumentation: 2222/4331/timp/2 perc/harp/strings/chorus SATB (vocalise)
Piano/vocal/rehearsal score and orchestra score for sale (orchestra parts - rental) also see Choral.
On the CD - Music of the Pan American Games