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Entries marked with a ♦ contain supporting material, such as films, resource sheets or worksheets which may prove useful to teachers and students of dance. Entries marked ♦♦ contain video material.

A

Adolphe Adam

Cold (1971)

Charles Amirkhanian

Rainbow Bandit (1974/1977)
Rainbow Ripples (1980)
Dutiful Ducks (1982) ♦

Harold Arden

Thunder (1972)

Daniel Auber

Crown Diamonds (1982)

 

B

J.S. Bach

Combines (1972)
Beyond Measure (1996) ♦
Fingerprint (2007)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Evensong (2012)

Harrison Birtwistle

Orpheus Singing and Dreaming (1996) ♦
Secret Theatre (1996)

Johannes Brahms

Waltzes in Disorder (1998) ♦
A Sudden Exit (1998)

Benjamin Britten

Danse fra Pagodernes Rige (1982)
The Brilliant and the Dark (1983)
Lachrymae (1994)
Prelude and Fugue (1994)
Rumours Visions (1994) ♦♦
Sad Eyes (1994)
A Ceremony of Carols (2012) ♦♦

Pierre Boulez

Le Marteau sans Maître (1992)

 

C

John Cage

Cycladic Figure (1969)
Winter Music (1970)

Hoagy Carmichael

Stardust (1995)
Shuffle It Right (2008)

Frédéric Chopin

Combines (1972)
Berceuse (1981)
Such Longing (2005)

 

Lindsay Cooper

Facing Out (1982)

Aaron Copland

A Rugged Flourish (2011) ♦♦

Philip Corner

Split (1974)
 

D

Peter Maxwell Davies

Bell High (1980)
Hymnos (1988)

The Dufay Collective

Stampede (2002)

Antonin Dvorák

Dumka (1979)
 

E
 

F

Fats Waller

Sugar (1981)

Michael Finissy

Departing in Yellow (1970)
Nowhere Slowly (1970) ♦
End (1971)

Folk/Traditional Music

Matrix (1968)
Still Moving Still (1969)
Interior (1973)
Swedish Dances (1981)
Gypsy Mixture (2004) ♦♦

Jean Françaix

Balkan Sobranie (1972)

James Fulkerson

Doublework (1978) ♦♦
 

G

Denis Gaultier

Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms (1997) ♦♦

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue (1988)

Philip Glass

Blow Over (2008)

Heinner Goebbels

Red Run (1998) ♦

John Marc Gowans

Cutter (1985) ♦
Strong Language (1987) ♦

George Hamilton Green

Rainbow Ripples (1980)
 

H

George Frideric Handel

Pace (1970)
The Signal of a Shake (2000)
Water Music (2001) ♦

Paul Hindemith

Chicago Brass (1983)

Simon Holt

Shadow Realm (1994) ♦
Nigredo (2007)
 

I

The Inkspots

Java (1983) ♦
 

J

Scott Joplin

Interior (1983)
The Devil in the Detail (2006)
 

K

Oliver Knussen

Coursing (1984)

Jo Kondo

Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms (1997) ♦♦
Isthmus (2012) ♦♦
Buzzing Round the Hunisuccle (2013)
 
L

Constant Lambert

Elegiac Blue (1979)

Annea Lockwood

Tiger Balm (1972)
Windhover (1972)
Headlong (1973) ♦♦
Lay-Out (1973)
Soft Verges/Hard Shoulder (1974)

Ronald Lopresti

Transit (1968)
 

M

Man Jumping

Something in the City (1994)

Stephen Montague

Slow Field (1974)
Zero Through Nine (1975)

Claudio Monteverdi

Belleza Flash (1982)
Voices and Light Footsteps (1984)
Fever (2001)

W.A. Mozart

Night Music (1981)
Fantasie (1982)
Dealing with Shadows (1990)
Slow Airs Almost All (1999) ♦
Unfinished Business (2011) ♦♦

Gordon Mumma

Distant Rebound (1978)
 

N
 

O

Nigel Osborne

Apollo Distraught (1982)
Wildlife (1984) ♦♦
Mythologies (1985)
Zanza (1986)
 

P

Arvo Pärt

Unrest (2001)

Ástor Piazzolla

Touch and Go (2002)

Cole Porter

Unkown Banker Buys Atlantic (1978)

Sergei Prokofiev

Out of the Strong (2010)

Henry Purcell

Breaking Ground (1978)
Home Ground (1978)
Delicious Arbour (1993)
 

Q
 

R

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Brisk Singing (1997) ♦♦

Maurice Ravel

Shimmer (2004) ♦
All Alight (2012)

Steve Reich

Roughcut (1990) ♦♦
Proverb (2006)

Terry Riley

Nowhere Slowly (1970) ♦
Overdrive (2003) ♦

Gioachino Rossini

Shiftwork (1971)

Charles Ruggles

Blueprint (1978)
 

S

Érik Satie

Souvenir (1975)
Standard Steps (1975)
Behind the Piano (1979)
Cinema (1989)

David Sawer

Cat's Eye (1992) ♦

Rodion Shchedrin

Carmen (2009) ♦♦

Franz Schubert

Combines (1972)
Blue Schubert Fragments (1972) ♦

Robert Schumann

Strange Company (2001)

Dmitri Shostakovich

Tremor (2000) ♦

Silence

Doublework (1978) ♦♦
Soda Lake (1981) ♦

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Nowhere Slowly (1970) ♦

Igor Stravinsky

Balkan Sobranie (1972)
The Rite of Spring: Pictures of Pagan Russia (1981)
Pulcinella (1987)
Movements from Petrushka (1994) ♦♦
 

T

Text

Something to Do (1969) ♦♦
Who is Twyla Tharp? (1971)
Routine Couple (1972)
Standard Steps (1975)

Michael Tippett

Midsummer (1983)
 

U
 

V

Claude Vivier

Pulau Dewata (1989)
Volumina (1984)
 

W

Richard Wagner

After Follows Before (1971)

Simon Waters

Dangerous Liaisons (1985) ♦

Kurt Weill

The Seven Deadly Sins (1978)

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Landscape (1980)
The Field of Mustard (1980)
 

X

Iannis Xenakis

Okho (1996) ♦
 

Y

Neil Young

Goldrush (1970)
Z