Folk Dance Sheet Music
Compiled by Dick Oakes
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Here you'll find sources for folk dance sheet music and related items.
DUNAV BALKAN MUSIC SCORES
Dunav, "the sharing place for Balkan music and dance," has many musical scores to accompany the song lyrics in Dunav Song Lyrics, Volume 1, which you can order from their web site (www.dunav.org). The scores were transcribed by Lyuben Dossov, Dean of the Department of Music Folklore, Choreogaphy and Fine Arts at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and donated to Dunav to help promote Balkan music and dance.
ERIK'S MUSIC DATA BASE
A database of ethnic music transcriptions and discographic data, with emphasis on Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The primary audience is musicians, but the large Balkan discography may also be useful to others, such as, singers, dancers, disc jockeys, researchers, and music lovers generally.
THE PINEWOODS INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION
Nightshade Productions has released the second edition of the Pinewoods International Collection, with over 400 traditional dance tunes and songs from Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia, France, England, America, Canada, Israel, and other countries and cultures. The new second edition has been rearranged, redesigned and reset. In addition to all the original material, the volume now includes extensive commentary on the music, rhythm, ornamentation, tonality, improvisation, and regional performance practices, as well as song lyrics and translations.
Please visit the website to learn more.