The Sunday Class came into being on the last Sunday in January 2010 with the dream of booking Marian Anderson & her Band to play at the first Dance. The inaugural Annual Sunday Class Dance was on the last Sunday (of course!) of March 2011 where Marian, Max & Issy played to a sell-out event.
The Book contains full instructions and crib diagrams (by Keith Rose) for 15 new dances by 6 local devisers, with sheet music for5 original tunes.On the CD there are 15 tracks for dances in the Book plus Marian’s own set for John Drewry’s ‘Ramadan-ce’, and a bonus track, ‘Barry & Doreen’s Continental Capers’ (with dance instructions and sheet music included in the CD booklet).
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… And the Ladies Wore Red4 x 32 ReelAnne, Duchess of Waltham1 x 80 StrathspeyIncludes an arrangement of Highland CathedralSix Mile Road from Pitlochry4 x (32S+32R) MedleyThe Twins’ Delight3 x 32 JigThree of Marian’s own tunes including Brenda & Jenny’s Jig - for the twins in the titleSummer Sunday Strathspey4 x 32 StrathspeyFour tunes from Chris (& Nick) Dewhurst - the score for Jenny’s Magic Touch is in the BookHistory in the Making3 x 32 ReelThe Waltham Ladies32S+32S+32J MedleySalute to Lark Hill8 x 32 JigMrs Millar’s Strathspey4 x 32 StrathspeyBegins with a new tune from David Page, followed by the French melody Le Canal en OctobreThe Dalston Jig4 x 40 JigAnother of David Page’s compositions - Lammas Fair
The Hard Drive8 x 32 ReelDriving traditional tunes beginning (and ending) with The Fairy Dance and including Soldier’s Joy, Staten Island & De’il Amang the TailorsThree Squared9 x 32 JigUnusual length - a dance for 9 individual dancersThe Rutland Reel8 x 40 ReelTwo tunes by Iain MacPhail - Mrs Mary Printy (requested by the dance deviser) and Miss C M BarbourLeaving Lunga4 x 32 StrathspeyThe original pipe march composed by John Gordon, piper to Col. Stewart MacDougall, the Laird of Lunga EstateTribute to Amanda8 x 32 ReelThe Black Bear and three traditional hornpipes!Ramadan-ce8 x 32 ReelMarian’s distinctive and very popular tune set of Schubert, followed by traditional Russian and Jewish tunes, and finishing with Rondo Alla Turca by MozartBarry & Doreen’s Continental Capers4 x 32 Reel (2 chords)Marian’s own tribute to Barry & Doreen Steele
The fortnightly Sunday classes have a dedicated and loyal following with some members regularly travelling considerable distances to attend and the ‘NewsE-mail’ issued afterwards is now sent to well over a hundred addressees. Amongst these members are some very talented dance devisers and a composer (David Page) and so, logically, the next project should be our own TSC Book with accompanying CD - and I could ask no-one finer to record it than Marian Anderson and her Band.
After a tremendous amount of effort, the long-anticipated TSC Dance Book 1 with accompanying CD by Marian Anderson’s Scottish Dance Band is finally launched!