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   Anderson
       Belle of the Ball (Anderson) (Waltz)

1    Main waltz theme


   Berlin
       Always (Berlin) (Waltz)

1    main tune


   Brahms
       Liebslieder Waltz No.6 (Brahms) (Waltz)

1    Liebslieder Waltz No 6

       Waltz in Ab for piano (Brahms) (Waltz)

1    Waltz in Ab for piano


   Chopin
       Valse Brillante in Ab Op 34 No.1 (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    Introduction


2    First waltz theme, a flowing melody followed by some acrobatic arpeggios.

       Waltz in Eb Grande Valse Brillante. (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    After a fanfare-like opening of repeated Bb quavers, this first main theme erupts.


2    The second tune starts with rapidly repeated Eb in the right hand, so the pianist must alternate fingers on the same note.


3    The 3rd tune is more lyrical, in Db.

       Waltz in Gb Op 70 No.1 (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    This first tune leaps about the keyboard acrobatically.


2    The 2nd theme is languid and luscious , forming a contrasting middle section.

       Waltz No.10 in B minor (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    Melancholy opening tune in B minor.


2    A livelier tune still in B minor but tending towards D major.


3    The brief sweet contrasting tune in B major.

       Waltz No.3 in A minor Op.34 No.2 (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    The main theme is a painful low lament , played by the left hand, with chordal accompaniment in the right hand.


2    The tune cheers up a little bit as it switches to the right hand.


3    This theme in C major, is in a happier mood than the opening theme in the minor key.


4    This 4th theme, in A major is serenely beautiful, a lovely contrast to the despondent opening.

       Waltz No.6 in Db "Minute Waltz" (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    The first theme is a series of rapid quaver passages around the dominant note, Ab,


2    The second tune emerges as a slower melody, but still centred around the dominant Ab.

       Waltz No.7 in C# minor (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    Waltz No 7 in C# minor


2    This Db major interlude forms a calmer contrast to the opening.

       Waltz, Op. 34, No.3 in F (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    First theme, after 8 bars of 'fanfare' chords, then 8 chromatic passage bars.


2    Second theme, staccato with acciacaturas.

       Waltz, Op. 42 in A-flat (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    Tricky theme, with threes in right hand against twos in the left.

       Waltz, Op. 64, No.3 in A-flat (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    Main theme

       Waltz, Op. 69, No.1 in A-flat (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Waltz, Op. 70, No.2 in F minor (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    Main theme

       Waltz, Op. 70, No.3 in D-flat (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    Main theme

       Waltz, Op. Posth. in E minor (Chopin) (Waltz)

1    First theme


2    Second theme, in contrasting tonic major.


   Durand
       Valse in Eb (Durand) (Waltz)

1    Valse in Eb


   Gomersall
       Sunshine Waltzes (Gomersall) (Waltz)

1    waltz no 1 (after 9 bar introduction)


2    waltz no 2


3    waltz no 3


4    waltz no 4


   Grieg
       Waltz in A minor for piano (Grieg) (Waltz)

1    Waltz in A minor for piano


   Haydn
       German Dance No.1 in G major (Hob IX:12) (Haydn) (Waltz)

1    Main theme

       German Dance No.4 in C major (Hob IX:12) (Haydn) (Waltz)

1    Main theme

       German Dance No.7 in G major (Hob IX:12) (Haydn) (Waltz)

1    Main theme


   Khachaturian
       Waltz from Masquerade (Khachaturian) (Waltz)

1    Main theme


2    Second theme


   Lehár
       Gold and Silver Waltz (Lehár) (Waltz)

1    Gold and Silver Waltz, part of introduction on vibes.


2    Waltz No 1


3    Waltz no 2


4    Waltz no 3


5    Theme b of waltz no 3


   Ravel
       La Valse (Ravel) (Waltz)

1    Very quiet introduction by cellos and basses


2    The very luscious main waltz theme, played by the violins.


3    Third theme, a boiterous tutti.


4    Fourth theme, a sweeping violin tune.


5    Fifth theme, lyrical on violins.


6    Sixth theme, on oboes


7    Seventh theme, mellow cellos.


8    Eighth theme, soaring violins.


   Schubert
       Waltz in Ab Op 9 No.1 (Schubert) (Waltz)

1    main theme

       Waltz in Ab Op 9 No.2 (Schubert) (Waltz)

1    main theme, with quaver accompaniment notes removed


   Shostakovich
       Waltz No.2 from Suite for Variety Orchestra (Shostakovich) (Waltz)

1    Main theme


   Strauss-Johann2
       Artist's Life Waltz (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Artist's Life - Waltz 1. In C major


2    Artist's Life - Waltz 2, still in C


3    Artist's Life - Waltz 3, in F major


4    Artist's Life - Waltz 4 back to C


5    Artist's Life - Waltz 5, in F

       Blue Danube waltz Op 314 (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Waltz1 - 'Doh me soh" theme


2    Waltz tune 2 in A major


3    Waltz tune 3 in G


4    Waltz 4 in F


5    Waltz 5 in A

       Emperor Waltz Op 437 (Kaiser Walzer) (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Waltz 1 first theme. C major


2    Waltz 1 second theme


3    Waltz 2 A big leap to Ab major


4    Waltz 3 first theme. Back in C again.


5    Waltz 3 second theme


6    Waltz 4 first theme. F major


7    Waltz 4 second theme

       Morgenblatter waltz (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Waltz 1 in G


2    Waltz 2 in C


3    Waltz 3 in F


4    Waltz 4 in Bb


5    Waltz 5 in Eb

       Roses from the South (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Roses from the South

       Tales from the Vienna Woods - Waltz Op 325 (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Waltz no 1


2    Waltz no 2


3    Waltz no 3


4    Waltz no 4


5    Waltz no 5

       Thousand and One Nights Waltz (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Waltz 1, first theme in A


2    Waltz 1, second theme


3    Waltz 1, third theme in E


4    Waltz 2 in C


5    Waltz 3 in F

       Vienna Blood Waltz Op 354 (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Waltz No 1


2    Waltz no 2


3    Waltz no 3


4    Waltz no 4

       Voices Of Spring Waltz (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Waltz 1


2    waltz 2


3    Waltz 3


4    Waltz 4

       Wine Women and Song - Waltz Op 333 (Strauss-Johann2) (Waltz)

1    Waltz 1.


2    Waltz 2


3    Waltz 3


4    Waltz 4


   Strauss-Richard
       Waltz from Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss-Richard) (Waltz)

1    Waltz I from Der Rosenkavalier


2    Waltz II


3    Waltz III


4    Waltz IV


5    Waltz V


   Various
       Charmaine (Waltz)

1    Verse


2    Chorus - the well-known bit.

       Que Sera, Sera (Waltz)

1    Verse


2    Chorus


   Waldteufel
       Skaters' Waltz "Die Schlittschuhläufer" (Les Patineurs) (Waldteufel) (Waltz)

1    Waltz No 1 - a gliding tune.


2    2nd theme in waltz No 1. Seems to be spinning around fast!


3    Waltz No 2 has great leaps in it.


4    Waltz No 3 - gliding once again.


5    Waltz No 4.


   Weber
       Invitation to the Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanz) (Weber) (Waltz)

1    Slower and quiet introductory passage.


2    First theme


3    Second theme, a lilting tune marked "Wiegend" = "Swaying, rocking".

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