This album contains music featured in Matthew Powell’s ballet class DVD “Find Your Fifth”.
It includes 16 original pieces by Patrick Gallagher and his 11 arrangements of other works–mostly classical music by composers such as Beethoven, Glinka, Haydn, and Bach.
Many of Gallagher’s own compositions have a classical music sensibility; others show the influence of jazz and other styles.
Gallagher’s music and arrangements are engaging and well-suited for ballet. In fact, many of them sounded familiar– I’m almost certain that the studio I take class at uses selections from this CD!
Some of my favorite tracks include Tendu-Plie from 5th (Gallagher), Dégagé-Pique from 5th (Polka by Glinka), the Adagio in center (Gallagher), and Pirouette 3 (Gallagher).
This album is just under 50 minutes and is suitable for intermediate + class.
Listen to samples and purchase here.