Dance Accompaniment

In most instances, dances require music as a complementary background element. Music can be used to provide the beats and counts to which the dancers move around the floor. This series focuses on songs that have no lyrics and were intended as purely musical accompaniment.

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Circa 1902 Composed by George Rosey New York : Jos. W. Stern

Circa 1902
Composed by George Rosey
New York : Jos. W. Stern


Title:
Monkey on a Stick: An Eccentric Dance

Date: Circa 1902

Composer: George Rosey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1908 Composed by Fred Perkins Boston, Mass : Bates & Bendix

Circa 1908
Composed by Fred Perkins
Boston, Mass : Bates & Bendix


Title:
Salome: Dance Characteristic

Date: Circa 1908

Composer: Fred Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1914 Composed by James Reese Europe New York : Jos. W. Stern & Co.

Circa 1914
Composed by James Reese Europe
New York : Jos. W. Stern & Co.


Title:
The Castle Walk: Trot & One Step

Date: Circa 1914

Composer: James Reese Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1868 Composed by Paolo Giorza Boston : O. Ditson & Co.

Circa 1868
Composed by Paolo Giorza
Boston : O. Ditson & Co.


Title:
The Celebrated Cancan Dance

Date: Circa 1868

Composer: Paolo Giorza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1852 Composed by Nicolo Paganini New York : W. Hall & Son

Circa 1852
Composed by Nicolo Paganini
New York : W. Hall & Son


Title:
The Celebrated Witches’ Dance

Date: Circa 1852

Composer: Nicolo Paganini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1840s Composed by Max Maretzek New York : Atwill

Circa 1840s
Composed by Max Maretzek
New York : Atwill


Title:
The Flower Dance of the Viennoise Children

Date: Circa 1840s

Composer: Max Maretzek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1910 Composed by Charles L. Johnson Kansas City, Mo. : Chas. L. Johnson & Co.

Circa 1910
Composed by Charles L. Johnson
Kansas City, Mo. : Chas. L. Johnson & Co.


Title:
Under the Southern Moon: Two-Step

Date: Circa 1910

Composer: Charles Leslie Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1916 Composed by Chris Smith New York : F.B. Haviland Pub. Co. Inc.

Circa 1916
Composed by Chris Smith
New York : F.B. Haviland Pub. Co. Inc.


Title:
Shoot the Rabbit: Fox Trot

Date: Circa 1916

Composer: Chris Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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