Dance music

There exists evidence of the use of music as a means to accompany dance in ancient times and throughout all recorded history. In Western academic music tradition, the composition of dance pieces and the establishment of dance forms is usually the outcome of the mutual influence that academic and popular music have on each other. The result is that sometimes a dance form will acquire a level of complexity and musical detail that may render some expressions of it as unable to actually accompany the activity of dance. In other words: Western classical music often takes popular dance forms and, using their formal structure and musical language as a basis, creates pieces meant for a sitting audience. Many of these musical expressions are of a nationalistic nature.
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Allemande, from cello suite BWV 1009, guitar arr. Johann Sebastian Bach Guitar Baroque
Bourree from Violin Partita no. 1 , BWV 1002, guitar arr. Johann Sebastian Bach Guitar Baroque
The Little Nigar Claude Debussy Piano Late 19th century
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 Sergei Rachmaninoff Orchestra Romantic
With Pleasure (Dance Hilarious) John Philip Sousa Orchestra Romantic
Hungarian Dance no. 1 in G minor, WoO. 1 (violin and piano arr.) Johannes Brahms Violin Romantic
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO. 1 (orchestral arr.) Johannes Brahms Orchestra Romantic
Danse (Tarentelle styrienne) Claude Debussy Piano Late 19th century
Allemande, from cello suite BWV 1011, guitar arr. Johann Sebastian Bach Guitar Baroque
Allemande in A minor, HWV 478 Georg Friedrich Händel Harpsichord Baroque
Dances of the League of David, Op. 6 Robert Schumann Piano Romantic
Tarantella Mily Balakirev Piano Romantic
Allemande in A major, HWV 477 Georg Friedrich Händel Harpsichord Baroque
Hungarian Dance no. 3 in F major, WoO. 1 (solo piano) Johannes Brahms Piano Romantic
Boléro de concert, Op. 166 Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély Organ Romantic
Hungarian Dance no. 2 in D minor, WoO. 1 (solo piano) Johannes Brahms Piano Romantic
Bourrée Johann Ludwig Krebs Harpsichord Baroque
Danza, Op. 54 Federico Guzmán Frías Piano Romantic
Swedische Weisen und Tänze Amanda Maier Violin Romantic
Pièces en trio Marin Marais Open Instrumentation Baroque